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Notice of Preparation - Environmental Impact Report for the Sorrento to Miramar Phase 2 Project

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will be the Lead Agency and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Sorrento to Miramar Phase 2 Project.

SANDAG would like to know your views or the views of your agency as to the scope and content of the environmental information that will be addressed in the EIR. Due to the time limits mandated by state law, your response must be sent at the earliest possible date, but no later than 30 days after the date of this notice. Written and oral comments will also be taken at the public scoping meeting listed below. The proposed project is located along the Los Angeles to San Diego (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor in the northwest portion of San Diego County, California). The project site extends from near Milepost [MP] 251, east of Interstate Highway 805 (I-805), to near MP 253, south of Miramar Road. The railroad right-of-way (ROW) is south of Carroll Canyon Road/Carroll Road, and north of Miramar Road, within Soledad Canyon, trending generally east-west. The rail is presently single tracked and has the sharpest curves and steepest grade of any segment within the LOSSAN Corridor. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve the horizontal track alignment by realigning the curved track to improve passenger train speed and safety, and also to add a second track to increase rail capacity and improve reliability. Two project alignments will be evaluated equally in a detailed analysis within the Environmental Impact Report (EIR): Alignment 1c – South Alignment with Open Cut Curve Straightening and Alignment 6 – Northern Alignment. Alternative 1C roughly follows the existing alignment and remains on the south side of Soledad Canyon. Alternative 6 includes new tracks on the north side of Soledad Canyon with two bridges crossing over Soledad Canyon. Both alternatives require the acquisition of new railroad right-of-way. SANDAG will be soliciting input on preparation of the EIR at a public scoping meeting scheduled at the following time and location:

When: Tuesday, February 15 at 6 p.m.

Where: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
           4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037

Please send your response to Cheryle Hodge, SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101 or via email at Please include the name of a contact person.

The Notice of Preparation may be reviewed or obtained at SANDAG, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101. A full copy of the Notice of Preparation for the Sorrento to Miramar Phase 2 EIR can also be found on the link below.