East County Commute to Get a Little Smoother

Exit has been closed since Mar. 2009

By Michael Gehlken
|  Thursday, Jan 13, 2011  |  Updated 4:00 PM PDT
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East County Commute to Get a Little Smoother

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A refurbished State Route 67 off-ramp in Santee will be unveiled Friday in time for the morning commute, the California Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

The final touches of the Prospect Ave. exit — located less than a mile southeast of Mission Gorge Rd. — will be completed Thursday night with crews shutting down the northbound Broadway Ave. and Bradley Ave. on-ramps at 8 p.m..

The new off-ramp will be functional by 5 a.m. and has been nearly two years in the making. The exit closed to traffic in Mar. 2009, according to Caltrans, with a temporary off-ramp set up a quarter mile further north at Graves Ave.
 
The construction is part of the Sunny Side Gateway project that will extend SR-52 between SR-67 and SR-125 and will cost $447 million, a Caltrans representative said.

Work is projected to complete in the spring.
 

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