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Widened El Camino Real to be east of existing road

Widened El Camino Real to be east of existing road

After an environmental review, the city of San Diego has selected the eastern alignment for the new, widened El Camino Real. The alignment was determined to be the environmentally superior alternative, offering minimum impacts to land use and the best long-term improvement to traffic conditions, according to Jayna Straughn, an associate civil engineer with the city’s department of public works.

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board unanimously approved the widening on Aug. 25 and it will now go to San Diego City Council for approval.

With the project, the road will be raised and moved to the east, widened to four lanes between San Dieguito Road and Via de la Valle. The...

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