In this special news report, The Daily Transcript takes a look at how this long-awaited, $220 million freeway will impact North County. We'll review the sometimes troubled journey to its completion and provide details of the July 17 ribbon-cutting celebration.
On Saturday, government officials, business leaders, local residents, a ribbon, and a pair of scissors will be on hand to celebrate the completion of state Route 56.
The opening of state Route 56 is bound to make adjacent communities? livability more desirable, San Diego County real estate experts predict. Access to the Interstate corridor probably means a boost to home values in the area.
Anyone who has ever felt the urge to ride their bike on an empty freeway can participate in the three-mile community bike ride on the newly completed section of state Route 56 Saturday morning at 10:30.
Local officials remember the potholes that came up on the way to a completed state Route 56 and they're already making plans to repair new ones.
After the better part of two decades of planning, litigation and other turmoil, the final leg of state Route 56 is slated to open the weekend of July 17.