Nordahl Bridge Opens to Traffic

Planners replaced the Nordahl Road Bridge to help ease traffic on SR 78 ramps

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    NBC 7 San Diego
    The bridge as it opened to traffic on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

    CalTrans opened the west side of the Nordahl Bridge Friday to drivers traveling over State Route 78 in San Marcos.

    Planners working with Caltrans and SANDAG are replacing the Nordahl Road Bridge to help ease the traffic on the ramps to and from SR 78.

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    Bill Figge with Caltrans tells NBC 7's Rory Devine how a project will widen Highway 78 and ease gridlock on one of the county's most problematic bridges.

    At the same time, Caltrans and SANDAG are working to widen eastbound and westbound lanes on the 78. These two phases should be finished by the end of the year or next.

    The east side of the bridge has been open to traffic before Friday and now, with portions of the westbound lanes open, commuters facing the infamous San Marcos gridlock should soon see some relief.

    The full bridge with an additional turn lane on to SR-78 should be open by next month.

    Cities of Escondido and San Marcos are working with Caltrans and SANDAG to complete the $41.1 million effort.

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