Community workshop planned for Nordahl Bridge project

A community workshop/open house on the SR-78 Nordahl Road Bridge Project will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 6 to 7 pm at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos. Community members and businesses are invited to learn more about construction of the Nordahl Road Bridge Project.

Topics to be discussed include an overview of the project, construction phasing, closures and detours, lane configurations, pedestrian travel, noise during construction, aesthetics and improvements.

This is a joint partner project with the City of Escondido, Caltrans and SANDAG.

The new interchange bridge will increase overall vehicle capacity and accommodate future widening of the 78. This $37 million dollar project will get under way this summer and will take about 18 months to complete.

Around the same time, the city will make improvements to the intersection at Nordahl and Montiel Roads to further improve traffic circulation.

And east of this work, Caltrans will be significantly improving the 15 and 78 connector to help ease the backup that forms when traffic merges from one freeway to the other.

Finally, an eastbound auxiliary lane on the 78 between Woodland Parkway and Nordahl Road is being constructed to help open that area up during peak commute times.

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