SANDAG votes to put budget toward road improvements

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Board members at SANDAG have come to a compromise on a transit project that now includes $600 million in highway funding.

The board of the San Diego Association of Governments approved a nearly $600-million spending blueprint aimed at adding new lanes to state Routes 67 and 78, as well as prioritizing improvements along state Route 52.

The deal also allows SANDAG to start designing a new rail system that aims to relieve congested highways and reduce climate pollution.

The compromise plan was narrowly approved, but those in favor included County supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar.

 

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