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East County News Service

June 14, 2016 (Ramona) -- Motorists traveling along SR-67 at Dye and Highland Valley Road in Ramona may have already noticed indications of construction at the intersection as part of a major upgrade project that includes road widening and more.  Crews placed construction signs the first week of June and the speed limit has been reduced from 55 to 45 mph for the safety of commuters and highway workers. For a description of the project click here.  

Crews continue marking underground utilities which entails a small-scale excavating process called “potholing.” Shallow trenches or holes are dug by hand to locate the utility lines.

During the week of June 13, crews will lay fiber roll and gravel bags to keep dirt and sediment out of the storm drain system during construction work.  

Most construction activities will take place weekdays from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. However, weekend and overnight work will be scheduled as needed. The intersection will remain open for the duration of the project.

We may see night work in late June or early July, Caltrans indicates. More information will be provided as it becomes available.   

Meanwhile, watch for highway workers and construction equipment. Barrel barriers and cones are no match for an errant vehicle!

Please contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670 with questions.

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