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March 25, 2014 (Ramona)--Caltrans announced today that it has secured funding to move forward with a project to improve a busy rural highway intersection in the East County.

Improvements are planned for the intersection of State Route 67, Highland Valley Road and Dye Road south of Ramona--thanks to $10 million in funding from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program and the county of San Diego.  The improvements are expected to break ground in late 2015 and will include construction to widen the intersection, add lanes, shoulders and new traffic signals.

Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman said that when the project is completed in late 2016, it will mean good news for the more than 22,000 motorists who use that portion of highway 67 on a daily basis.

“Finding the dollars for these much-needed projects is never easy,” she said. “However, having the preliminary engineering completed positioned us to jump start the project when funding was made available. We look forward to continuing to partner with San Diego County to improve mobility.”

For information on Caltrans transportation projects, check out its web page