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Progress on SR 52 continues
"The expansion of this stretch of freeway will ease the commute for thousands of drivers in East County," said Lemon Grove Mayor and SANDAG Chair Mary Teresa Sessom. "SANDAG has kept its promise to voters by making the 52 expansion a top priority and accelerating it through the TransNet Early Action Program."
Also in attendance were Caltrans District 11 Director Pedro Orso-Delgado, City of Santee Councilmember Jack Dale, and City of San Diego Councilmember Jim Madaffer, who noted that there was "more to come" from this project. "From widening the existing freeway to building the extension that will link 52 east from 125 to 67, these improvements will help meet the increased demand on our transportation infrastruture as the area's population continues to grow."
Money for the $3.4 million project came from state funds and from TransNet, the region's half-cent sales tax for local transportation projects.
On April 27, 2007, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved a recommendation to fully fund the remaining SR 52 corridor improvements by moving $128.9 million from the Managed Lanes portion of the project to the Extension Project in order to allow this TransNet Early Action Program project to be completed by 2010. Under this option, the environmental phase of the SR 52 Managed Lanes project will be finished, with additional work completed as funding is identified. Upon completion, SR 52 will extend three miles from SR 125 to SR 67.