Eight years after rejection, Trestles toll road back up for consideration
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 February, 2015 - San Clemente, Californa - For nearly 20 years, the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) has been trying to build a 16-mile toll road in Orange and San Diego Counties—the same road that Surfrider and thousands of people fought—and the same road that was rejected by the California Coastal Commission and the Bush Administration in 2008 because of its devastating impacts San Onofre State Beach and coastal resources.
Since 2011, the TCA has been proposing to build the road in “segments”—five miles at a time. Their segmentation approach is an ultimate guise to build the entire road down to San Onofre State Beach.
The Regional Water Quality Control Board refused their plan to build the road in sections and denied the first segment in June of 2013. TCA appealed that decision to the State Board. Fortunately, the State Board upheld the original decision.
The Regional Board is scheduled to “adopt its findings” at a March 16th hearing, which is open to the public. You can sign Surfrider's petition here.