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Dianne Jacob on Dye Road/Highway 67 Improvement: 'We Can't Let Up'

Caltrans cost assessment of improvements and any environmental impact is due to begin this summer.

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.

greg Chick April 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Hello, Jim, Tell them of what I told you on Dye/Mussey/67... Wally Ercek a 30 yr consultant to Cal Trans told me 10 yrs ago! we do not need a study we need the fricking light pole they put in the way over one lane along with the guard rail that protects it so right turn on to Dye from Poway can get into a right only lane at Mussey grade
greg Chick April 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Hello, Jim, Tell them of what I told you on Dye/Mussey/67... Wally Ercek a 30 yr consultant to Cal Trans told me 10 yrs ago! we do not need a study we need the fricking light pole they put in the way over one lane along with the guard rail that protects it so right turn on to Dye from Poway can get into a right only lane at Mussey grade
Joe Minervini April 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Chickie, You are correct about Caltrans screwing up in their placement of the light pole and guard rail. In addition,however, they screwed up with the whole design of the intersection of 67 & Dye. The subject intersection was improved to its present state back in 1991. The same day it was finished, it was outdated as evidenced by the years Ramona commuters have waited in a long line going to work and coming home. Thanks to a few community members, our Ramona Community Planning Group is finally pushing for a better intersection......better late than never. Joe Minervini

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