The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously approved an agreement for a road improvement project in the unincorporated community of Bostonia.
According to information posted to the board’s agenda, the agreement includes a $975,000 reimbursement to Caltrans for reviewing plans for the state Route 67/Bradley Avenue interchange.
The $25.6 million project involves replacing the Bradley Avenue bridge over SR-67, increasing the number of lanes from two to six, improving on/off ramps, and widening a portion of Bradley Avenue. The county expects to start construction in 2022.
Board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said when completed, the interchange will ease traffic congestion and is also important for the 70-acre Gillespie Field redevelopment project in El Cajon.
Supervisors also approved applying $375,000, supplied by the San Diego Association of Governments’ TransNet program, toward the full payment of the agreement. TransNet also provided the remaining $600,000, which is included in the county’s 2019-20 operational plan.
According to the county, the initial project design dates back to 2007, but was discontinued in 2011 due to lack of money. Construction funding became available in 2016; Caltrans then requested a new cooperative agreement.
— City News Service