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Congressman seeks funds for highways 52 in Santee, 78 at I-5, and 11 at Otay crossing

East County News Service

April 28, 2021 (Washington D.C.). — Yesterday, Congressman Darrell Issa announced CA-50’s Member Designated Projects submissions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) for deliberation in the 2021 surface transportation reauthorization legislation.

Following the posting of these requests online Issa stated, Investing in safe, congestion-free roadways is essential to allowing residents and businesses to keep Southern California on the move. In submitting these requests, I am asking the Committee to prioritize funding for the I-15/SR-78 intersection in North County, lane expansion on SR-52 in Santee, and SR-11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry. All of these are long-overdue priorities, positioned in critical regional transit corridors, and will make a clear difference in our region’s quality of life and economic future.”


Federal highway and public transportation programs are funded through multi-year surface transportation authorization acts, and the current program authorization expires September 30, 2021. The House T&I Committee issued guidance on Congressional project requests.


Darrell Issa is the Representative of California’s 50th Congressional District. The District encompasses the central and northeastern parts of San Diego County and a portion of Riverside County, including the communities of Fallbrook, San Marcos, Valley Center, Ramona, Escondido, Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, Temecula, and the mountain and desert areas of the San Diego-Imperial County line. 

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about 67 from lakeside to ramona? about 94 from jamacha to jamul? oh that's right he does not live in the area and can not know about these areas!! he is just grandstanding at most!