After several years of planning and collaboration with South County communities, construction is underway on the South Bay Rapid Project, a $128 million effort to provide travelers with a frequent and reliable transit choice. When completed, South Bay Rapid will include 12 stations along a 26-mile route from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry to Downtown San Diego via eastern Chula Vista, connecting to employment and activity centers in Downtown San Diego and South County. At the heart of the project is the dedicated transit guideway – a nearly six-mile-long transit-only lane being constructed in the median of East Palomar Street and along Eastlake Parkway in Chula Vista. Rapid service in the South Bay is expected to begin in 2018 and will be operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Rapid vehicleDuring construction, motorists can expect temporary lane closures and detours, reduced lane widths, and equipment and signage along East Palomar Street. Street parking on East Palomar Street also may be impacted intermittently. People who are biking or walking near the construction area can expect periodic sidewalk and pathway closures along the south side of East Palomar Street. Residents and businesses near the construction area can expect intermittent lights and noise when crews are present. Construction is being performed in phases in order to minimize impacts to nearby residents, businesses, and motorists.

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