Highway 67, solar project among planning group topics tonight

Two items on the Dec. 5 Ramona Community Planning Group agenda involve State Route 67 and another focuses on a proposed 5-megawatt photovoltaic solar project.

Caltrans is scheduled to give a presentation on its SR-67 Median Barrier Corridor Study. The study proposes four options for the 12-mile stretch between Shady Oaks Drive in Ramona and Willow Road in Lakeside to help reduce fatal accidents and head-on collisions: A median concrete barrier, a high tension cable barrier, a metal barrier and a median buffer. A fifth option is “no-build,” meaning no changes would be made. The options may be viewed at www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/Env_docs/67FeasabilityStudy/index.html.

The planning group also is scheduled to consider delaying funding for the Ramona Street Extension project for four years and the Dye Road Extension project for one year to pay for changes to the Route 67 and Highland Valley/Dye Road intersection to improve traffic flow.

In addition, San Diego Gas & Electric is scheduled to present plans for a solar installation by its substation on Creelman Lane. The project would take about one-third of the 30-acre parcel and has the approval of the California Public Utilities Commission, according to SDG&E. Electricity generated would go into the local distribution grid, providing production said to serve approximately 1,000 households. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St.

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