August 23, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Greg Fox, Chair of the Alpine Community Planning Group, has forwarded an announcement from the County Department of Public Works (DPW) advising that SDGE’s contractor, American Heavy Equipment (AHE) has submitted a moving permit application and traffic control permit request to transport seven large transformers from the San Diego Port to Bell Bluff Truck Trail (east of Alpine).
The truck will get onto I-8 from Greenfield Drive and will exit on Japatul Valley Road and will not be traveling through the Community of Alpine. AHE is proposing the first move for tomorrow night (August 23, 2011). This is the first of seven roundtrip moves that will occur every two to three days apart after the initial move.
“The moves are planned to be performed late in evening to early morning outside peak travel times. DPW is working closely with AHE to ensure all the County requirements are met and is anticipating issuing the permits later today. AHE has permits from Caltrans, the Port District, the cities of San Diego, National City and El Cajon that cover their areas,” said Derek R. Gade, public works manager of private development construction inspection for the County.
There will be four CHP off-duty patrol officers and two pilot vehicles accompanying the transport vehicle. DPW staff will be present in the field during the move across County maintained roads as necessary. If you have any questions about the move, please contact Murali Pasumarthi, DPW Traffic Manager, at (858) 874-4040.
Derek Gade's contact information is (858) 514-4673;