Continuing Action – Work with partner agencies to implement the transportation projects contained in the 2019 Federal RTP

Staff provides updates to the SANDAG Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. The reports summarize the status of major transit, highway, active transportation, traffic management, and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) projects in the SANDAG five-year Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The TransNet half-cent local sales tax and other local, state, and federal revenue sources fund these projects. The projects contained in these reports have been prioritized and are included in San Diego Forward: The 2019 Federal Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The following is a sample list of projects. This update summarizes the Board of Director reports from May 24, September 27, and November 22, 2019. 

  • On January 26, an opening ceremony was held for the South Bay Bus Rapid Transit Project. This 26-mile provides service between the Otay Mesa Transit Center and Downtown San Diego.
  • In September 2019, the I-5/Voigt Drive Improvement Project started the construction, and it is expected to be complete by summer 2021.
  • The Georgia–Meade Bikeway project started construction in September and is anticipated to be open to users in spring 2022.
  • On July 31, 2019, a groundbreaking event was held for a segment of SR 11 and southbound connectors between SR 905 and SR 125 in Otay Mesa.
  • In July 2019, the Orange Bikeway project received its final environmental document and is currently in the design phase. The Fourth and Fifth Avenue Bikeway project is expected to begin construction in 2020.
  • The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program known as iCommute continues to succeed by providing approximately 634 vanpools—a cost-effective alternative to driving alone—between July 1 and September 30.
  • In May 2019, the Carlsbad Village Double Track Project reached an important milestone with the Federal Rail Administration’s approval of the environmental document.
  • On May 9, 2019, a joint ribbon cutting took place to celebrate the completion of the San Elijo Lagoon Double Track Project, the Chesterfield Drive Crossing Improvements Project, and the Coastal Rail Trail between Chesterfield Drive and Santa Fe Drive Project.
  • The Final Environmental Document for the Downtown to Imperial Avenue Bikeway Project was completed in early 2019. The design is anticipated to be completed by summer 2020.
  • Bike to Work Day was held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, and more than 8,200 visits were recorded at 100 pit stops throughout the county. The iCommute GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program held 20 community events reaching more than 39,000 people.
  • Design of the Interstate 5/Genesee Auxiliary Lane Project is complete, and construction has begun with an anticipated open-to-traffic date in summer 2021.

The SANDAG TransNet Project Office monitors the progress of the TransNet Program of Projects (POP). Additional TransNet POP project schedule information can be viewed in the TransNet Dashboard. Updated monthly schedules are compared to the baseline schedules, which are established for a given phase at the time the phase is fully funded.