County Certifies EIR For Roundabouts


The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted last week to certify the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) needed to alleviate traffic congestion in Rancho Santa Fe. The certification comes nearly a year after the November 2015 decision by Ranch residents to move forward with installing roundabouts at three intersections along the Del Dios Highway.

Roundabouts are planned to replace the intersections at Via de la Valle, El Montevideo/La Valle Plateada, and El Camino Del Norte. The project is expected to cost up to $6 million and take 12 to 18 months to complete once funding has been secured.

The Coast News Group reports:

“The county will also continue to negotiate with the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District (RSFCSD) and the Rancho Santa Fe Association to fund the maintenance of landscaping and lighting at the three roundabouts on county-maintained roads.

There is no timeline for the project to begin until funding is secured, according to Alex Bell, a county communications officer.

The roundabouts will be constructed at three intersections: Via de la Valle/La Fremontia, El Montevideo/La Valle Plateada and El Camino del Norte/Del Dios Highway — which are currently controlled by four-way stop signs and notorious for traffic backups.”

Read the full story at the Coast News Group