Funding plans made for Stage Coach/Reche intersection – Five-year plan allocates $1.1 million in future dollars to project

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved its annual update of the county’s TransNet Local Street Improvement Program during the supervisors’ Feb. 26 meeting, and the 5-0 vote added the intersection of Stage Coach Lane and Reche Road to the list of projects to be funded over the next five years.

“At the community’s request, the intersection of Reche Road and Stage Coach Lane will be improved by adding new turn lanes,” said Supervisor Bill Horn. “Originally the $1.12 million in TransNet funding now slated for the intersection had been set aside to improve Fallbrook Street, but with the community’s help we decided that improving the intersection would be the best way to reduce congestion.”

In November 2004, the county’s voters passed an extension of the half-cent TransNet sales tax which is divided between highways, transit, and local streets and roads. The County of San Diego receives approximately $12 million of TransNet revenue each year for local streets and roads.

The Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) is coordinated by the San Diego Association of Governments, which administers the TransNet funding, and the RTIP includes the TransNet Local Street Improvement Program. The county updates its Local Street Improvement Program annually. The RTIP is updated every other year but amended on a quarterly basis. SANDAG is expected to amend the RTIP in April and to adopt its next update in September.

The five-year program plan allocates $1,123,000 in future dollars to the Stage Coach Lane and Reche Road intersection. The county plans to spend $260,000 during 2015-16, $53,000 in 2016-17, and $810,000 in 2017-18.

The county had not previously included road maintenance in its RTIP expenditures, but the 2014 Local Street Improvement Program allocates $7 million for asphalt concrete overlays between fiscal year 2015-16 and fiscal year 2018-19, including $2,612,000 for roadway maintenance and overlays in the Fifth Supervisorial District.

10 Responses to "Funding plans made for Stage Coach/Reche intersection – Five-year plan allocates $1.1 million in future dollars to project"

  1. DR DR   March 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Cut the costs in half by using non-union and non-prevailing wage contractors. $40.00/hr laborer plus $16.00/hr goes into their pension.

    There would be many a happy man to get just the $30.00/hr- without pension.

  2. ZZZ   March 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    @DR DR – Agreed – you have my vote!!

  3. Lee   March 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

    My dear fellow Fallbrookers, here’s my "beef" with this story. (And btw I agree with you, DR DR #1.)

    Remember when this intersection was improved with the addition of the new traffic light a few years ago? Well, WHY was this NEW proposed improvement (turn lanes) mentioned in this article . . . not done already then? Why drag out these improvements? Was it not obvious already THEN — and it was! — that this intersection needs these new improvements, i.e., new turn lanes? Of course, it was. Why this stringing along and partitioning out these improvements in segments instead of implementing them at ONE time? Why?

    Job security, baby.

    So the real culprit and abuser of power and money are those who plan, organize and approve these changes: our county’s board of supervisors!

  4. Lee   March 21, 2014 at 10:50 am


    And you and I PAY for this abuse and misuse of power with our taxes.

  5. DJ   March 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve got a brilliant idea. Why not put the stop signs back in and save 7 figures!

  6. ZZZ   March 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    @Lee, yes I remember, and I wondered then, why they didn’t put a right turn lane, going east wasn’t put in, but a stupid curb, which serves no purpose.

    @DJ – that would work, but there is always someone with road rage that wouldn’t follow the rules, in which one goes on their turn…no my turn, my turn, my turn!!!

    @DR DR – because Bill Horn is paid by the state, of course – there is NO WAY, he’d cut out the public works (State prevailing wage) from monies, it is paying HIS pension.

  7. Fed-up   March 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Why don’t they raise money for the changes by putting in a red light camera on Fallbrook Street and Mission so that I don’t have to worried about my child and myself getting slaughtered every morning on the way to work? They could make a boat load of cash on everyone racing down Mission to go through base! I always sit and wait until another car goes before me even after the light turns green. I can’t even tell you how many times we would have died over the last 10 years if I didn’t do that. It’s very scary. Have any of you ever seen a cop there? I never have, but I have called to ask FPD to watch that intersection many, many times. Until they do something, I will not be taking any chances with my life or my little boy’s life. As for the issue at hand, I go down Stage Coach and Reche every morning and don’t really see a need for an additional lane, at least at my time, 6:45am. Traffic is flowing fine. Spend the $$ on something that will make a difference in this village!

  8. While they're at it...   March 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    They need to put a sidewalk all the way to Fallbrook St. The Potter kids are forced to walk much too close to the road!

    I’m glad they’re going to put in the turn lanes, but 5 years???

    @DJ – I agree! I have driven through that intersection for the last 10 years at school start & stop and there was nowhere near the traffic problem we have now until they put up the light. But it’ll never happen.

  9. Old Woman   March 25, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    To Fed-up #7 What is the phone number you called to complain to FPD? As far as I know, Fallbrook doesn’t have a police department.

  10. Fed-up   March 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    @Old Woman- I called the Fallbrook sheriff dispatch. You know the building on Alvarado where our cops supposedly come from. I’ve also called the CHP about this before. Any other suggestions as to whom I am supposed to call?


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