Miramar Hills Curve Realignment and Second Main Track
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
M-1A, M1-B, R-15, and A-1 (Light industrial, commercial, residential, and agriculture).
The Miramar Hills Curve Realignment and Second Main Track project study area lies within the ridgelines of Soledad Canyon, and extends approximately from the intersection of Sorrento Valley Boulevard and Sorrento Valley Road, under Interstate 805, to just south of Miramar Road. The proposed action involves realigning a portion of an existing railroad track and installing a second main track from Control Point (CP) Pines (Mile Post (MP) 249) near Sorrento Station southeast to CP Cumbres (MP 253) near Miramar Road. The existing track alignment closely follows the southerly wall of the canyon, and consists of steep grades and sharp curves. The alignment of the existing track is such that passenger (and freight) train speeds are severely limited. The second main track would generally parallel the existing track at the two ends of the canyon, but in the mid-portion of the project cross to the north side of the canyon and traverse undeveloped hillsides. The second main track would have a straighter alignment to allow an increase in passenger train speeds from 30 to 48 mph.
Residential , Commercial , Industrial , Other (Open space)
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Paleontological Resources, Mandatory Findings of Significant
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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