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Interestingly enough, CalTrans hasn't responded to questions I posed to them on the freeway expansion, concerning health and safety for humans.
If you actually read the documents they produced, at a cost of millions of dollars, they took more care in documenting protection of sub-species than the human race, in their quest to build this monstrosity.
In relatively recent years they built new overpasses to improve traffic flow, such as La Costa Avenue and Poinsettia Lane, and will now have to rebuild them completely as they are not wide enough. Talk about a waste of tax money? And those are only two places?
Imagine living close to this and the 24/7 noise factor, night lighting, dust, dirt and mess. Then, consider the soundwall. Although I live in a place where the soundwall is "recommended", it is also "not reasonable" as it exceeds budget. CalTrans wouldn't answer if that meant it would be built or not.
They talk about high speed rail. I remember a few years ago when it was proposed down the current rail corridor and flatly rejected, as there was insufficient room for a high speed rail line; the current trackage would not support high speed rail traffic. The only improvement would be to current rail bed as much as possible to support increased traffic and allow some increase of speed, but never true high speed rail. It was further indicated there could not be high speed rail without eliminating all street crossings, and the spacing between current rail lines and a proposed high speed line was grossly insufficient. What changed to make things look so rosy? Did our pockets get deeper? Or is someone inhaling deeper now?
August 20, 2010 at 9:08 a.m.
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