County Supervisor Dianne Jacob told Patch Tuesday that Ramona residents need to keep the pressure on to make sure any improvements to the Dye Road/Highway 67 intersection are done.
This summer, Caltrans intends to start cost analyis and environmental research on possible improvements. , including the public's input, is due to be completed next year.
"As excited as I am that Caltrans has committed funds for the design and engineering, I am equally as eager to see that the intersection project be fully funded and completed," Jacob stated by email. "I truly appreciate the work of Jack Dale and community members who are actively working to keep this on the front burner. We can't let up.
Over the past six months, Jacob has convened meetings about the intersection with representatives of Ramona Community Planning Group, the community, SANDAG and Caltrans officials and said she'll continue to do so.
"We've got good parties at the table and momentum is building," she stated.
The intersection at the west end of Ramona has a traffic demand 20 percent higher than its capacity, according to Caltrans. The problem has been an issue of discussion for about 25 years, planning group chairman Jim Piva told Patch.