Old Otay Mesa Road is a project that includes adding a sidewalk on the road leading to San Ysidro High School. The students at San Ysidro High School have been waiting for several years to have a sidewalk that safely allows them to walk to school. Currently, students who use the path must walk on the road creating unsafe pedestrian conditions.
The school was built in 2002 and at that time the City spoke to the school district about funding the sidewalk; however the school district stated that they did not have the funds available. Currently, $2.5 million in FBA funds has been allocated to the project; however a $5 million funding deficit remains. The estimated date of design completion is April 2013. If full funding became available the project would be ready to begin construction in January 2014. For the past two years I have advocated for funding and have made this project one of my top priorities.
It is vital this project is completed as soon as possible. For your information - attached is a recent article appearing in the Voice of San Diego, concerning this project.
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