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East County News Service

May 30, 2016 (Ramona) -- Travelers on State Route 67 in the community of Ramona are alerted that construction activities will begin Thursday at the intersection at Dye and Highland Valley roads, according to Caltrans.  Crews will begin placing construction signs and marking underground utilities.

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.

Motorists can expect to see barrel type barriers along the roadway to delineate the work areas from live traffic. The intersection will remain open for the duration of the project.

The SR-67 Dye Road/Highland Valley Road Improvement Project will widen SR-67 from two to four lanes through the intersection.  Improvements include reconfiguring the intersection to accommodate commercial truck turns, adding a second left-turn lane onto the highway from both Dye Road and Highland Valley Road as well as adding an equestrian trail on the northerly side of both roads.  Other improvements include push-button pedestrian crossings, upgraded drainage, and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant concrete curbs. 

The project will help reduce existing and future traffic congestion and address mobility concerns due to peak hour traffic delays. The $14 million project is funded with state and San Diego County dollars. The roadwork portion of the project is expected to be finished in about a year.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution and Be Work Zone Alert.

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

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