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Map updated
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algal biofuel research
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Bike to Work 2012 pit stop registration now open
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SR 905/I-805 connector
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SR 78 improvement project
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Smart Growth Concept Map updated
The Smart Growth Concept Map, which identifies locations throughout the San Diego region that can support compact, efficient, and environmentally-sensitive urban development, has been updated with several new features, including modified locations and updated descriptions.

Service Bureau estimates economic impact of algal biofuel research
The SANDAG Service Bureau, the consulting arm of SANDAG, offers timely, relevant analysis on today’s issues. Recently, the SANDAG Service Bureau was retained by the new UCSD San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology to estimate the anticipated economic impact of algal biofuel research and development on the regional economy.

Bike to Work Day 2012 pit stop registration now open
It’s time to submit your application to host a pit stop for 2012 Bike to Work Day – planned this year for Friday, May 18.

SR 905/I-805 connector opens to traffic
A $20 million project to improve the interchange between SR 905 and I-805 near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry has been finished ahead of schedule and under budget. This project is part of a larger $611 million effort to enhance the movement of goods and people between the United States and Mexico.

SANDAG acquires land for preservation in North County
Two parcels of land with high-quality coastal scrub habitat and two breeding pairs of endangered California gnatcatcher have been acquired for open space preservation by SANDAG as part of its TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program.

SR 78 improvement project breaks ground
A $41 million project broke ground February 22 in inland North County to ease traffic congestion during morning and afternoon commuting hours on SR 78 near I-15. The project involves widening both westbound and eastbound SR 78, as well as replacing the Nordahl Road Bridge.

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