Presentation Outline Compare - Community Alternative and Caltrans plans for two time periods: Construction Phase Final Product
Community Coalition Goals Minimize time required for construction Minimize disruption to local roads & regional businesses Spend the money wisely Solve the Congestion Problem
Caltrans Reconstruction Cabrillo/Hot Springs Interchange Community Alternative Cabrillo/Hot Springs Interchange
Caltrans Reconstruction Sheffield Drive Community Coalition Alternative Sheffield Drive
Construction Phase Comparison CaltransCommunity Alternative DURATION51 MONTHS19 MONTHS DISRUPTION – Impact business OFF RAMP & LANE CLOSURES NONE WORK OFF FRWY COST – Cabrillo/Hot Springs $50 MILLION$15 MILLION COST – PROJECT$185 MILLION $135 MILLION – Save 27%
Left Side Ramp Safety Accident data shows superior safety compared to 5 right hand ramps –Milpas, Garden, Castillo, Carrillo, Mission Familiarity & virtually exclusive local use keep it safe
Caltrans HOV (Carpool) Lanes STARTS at the most constrained point Requires a forced merge and lane elimination in less than ½ mile on a curve going into a narrow underpass
Operational Analysis CaltransCommunity Alternative CARPOOL LANEFORCED MERGE AT OLIVE MILL HOV START EAST OF CORRIDOR SIGNAL AT ROUNDABOUT DEFEAT PURPOSE ROUNDABOUT, CONGESTION CAPACITY & FLOW INCREASED 3 REMAINING CONGESTION ISSUES OLIVE MILL ON SAN YSIDRO OFF & ON IMPEDIMENTS REMOVED
Caltrans Reconstruction Cabrillo/Hot Springs Interchange Community Coalition Alternative Cabrillo/Hot Springs Interchange
Unaddressed Safety and Congestion Issues Olive Mill southbound on ramp short merge San Ysidro southbound off ramp congestion San Ysidro/Posilipo southbound on ramp safety
Community Coalition Questions – Does it: Minimize time required for construction? Minimize disruption to local roads & regional businesses? Spend the money wisely? Solve the congestion problem?
Next Steps Caltrans plan has significant and unanswered questions – cannot go forward as presented Request Caltrans include a full analysis of the alternative in a recirculated Draft EIR If justified, support design exceptions for: Retention of southbound left side ramps Relocation of the start of the HOV lane
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