Project to upgrade Lemon Grove intersection begins

Posted at 5:37 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 21:11:23-04

SAN DIEGO - Lemon Grove is spending millions of dollars to upgrade a problematic intersection.

On Thursday, the city broke ground on the Lemon Grove Avenue Realignment Project. The $6.3 million endeavor will create new roads, add lanes and bury power lines underground. It's expected to fix an area that requires some drivers to cross trolley tracks twice to get from Lemon Grove Avenue onto state Route 94.

"They hate it. They all hate it. They try to avoid it at all costs," said Debbie Humphus, who manages the nearby Rescue Towing. "Time delays, traffic, you know, holdups. It's really difficult."

The project will take about a year to complete.