State Route 76 Road Improvements

February 27, 2005: State Route 76's hazards raising safety questions

April 20, 2007: The Reservation Transportation Authority (RTA) and California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) are proposing improvements to the State Route 76 corridor east of Interstate 15 to State Route 79. There are roughly a dozen "near-term" 1-2 year improvements, mostly focused on the west end of SR 76 (but east of 15). Proposed improvements consist mainly of curve straightening, addition of small sections of passing lanes and/or lengthened turn "pockets", improved signage, line-of-sight improvements, etc. Funding for such improvements has not yet been approved. Palomar Mountain / PMPO is one of many listed "stakeholders", and we will continue to monitor and provide feedback to the Working Group. For more information, contact Jim Hamerly.

July 24, 2007: The Pala Reservation has recently agreed to do significant road widening (to 4 lanes) and improvements to SR 76 between 15 and a mile east of their casino at their cost of $38M, and it is very likely that Pauma will have to follow suit with road improvements.