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)
improvements to the State
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.