Roundabout Entrance Displayed at Naval Coastal Campus Entrance Meeting Held Wednesday December 14th
Dec 20, 2016 03:03PM
● By Paul Spear
Roundabout Entrance Displayed at Naval Coastal Campus Meeting Wednesday December 14th and Photos of Other Designs Captured by Linda Heath
In a Public Meeting on Naval Coastal Campus Entrance Wednesday December 14th at Coronado Cays Homeowners Association Club Room Linda Heath got a few photos of the designs the Navy put on Display.The City of Coronado is hosted a public meeting with the Navy to discuss the Naval Base Coronado Coastal Campus entrance. The meeting was held on Wednesday, December 14, at the Coronado Cays Homeowners Association Club Room. The Navy displayed pictures and discussed its present plans it has submitted to the California Department of Transportation for the proposed signalized entrance. Capt. Scott Mulvehill, Executive Officer of the Naval Base presented the plans.
The new Naval Facility will house the Navy SEALS Training Area in California. The base will be located on The Solver Strand in the former Navy Radio Transmission Complex popularly know as the "Elephant Cage" and the site for a WWll Bunker that protected the Coastline.
The Facility is scheduled for completion within 10 years, and the main gate off the Silver Strand will be open to traffic within 2 years.
The Campus is anticipated to have an economic impact of $1.7 Billion dollars, 1 billion for the build and .7 billion for all ancillary services needed.
There will be 3500 Navy Personnel transferred to the Campus from Navy Base Coronado to facilitate SEALS being close to their families, rather than training in the Isolated areas around Chocolate Mountain.
The current impact to the Strand will be traffic oriented and anticipate decreased lanes from two to one lane and a decrease in speed from 65 to 55mph. There will also be a significant group of heavy construction trucks and crews in the area, but the Navy assured attendees that new signals and warning signs will be in place and more gates open to the NAB on both sides of the Strand to alleviate traffic back ups.
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Linda Heath, Senior Reporter, digimperialbeach.com