Servicing the North County inland areas of San Diego County, SR 76 is an east-west highway starting at I-5 on the west and linking to I-15 on the east. It traverses the City of Oceanside, and the unincorporated communities of Bonsall, Fallbrook, Pala, Pauma Valley, Rincon and Lake Henshaw. This project is being constructed in three segments: the West, Middle and East. Within the City of Oceanside, between I-5 and Melrose Drive, the SR 76 West Segment has already undergone widening and realignment, and was completed in 1999.
The SR 76 Middle Segment is located between Melrose Drive and South Mission Road. Construction of the Middle Segment was completed at the end of 2012. To learn more about the SR 76 Middle Segment Project, click on its tab at the top of this page.
The SR 76 East Segment is located between South Mission Road and I-15. Construction at the SR 76/I-15 interchange began in October 2012, as Phase 1 of the segment, and was completed in summer 2013. Phase 2 of the project will widen and realign the roadway and is scheduled to begin in fall 2014. It is anticipated that Phase 2 construction will take about three years. To learn more about the SR 76 East Segment Project, click on its tab at the top of this page.
The improvements to the SR 76 corridor are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the voter approved half-cent sales tax program, TransNet, which funds San Diego Region transportation projects. SANDAG administers TransNet, and is working in partnership with Caltrans to build the SR 76 Middle and East Segments. The new four-lane highway will be a key transportation asset to help meet future travel demand.
SR 76 Project Updates
SR 76 East Project - Preliminary Work Under Way (Posted 2/12/14)
County of San Diego Supervisor's Approve $13 Million for SR 76 East Project (Posted 6/7/13)
SR 76 Spring 2013 Newsletter (Posted 3/28/13)