Three years after outcry from surfers stopped plans for a toll road the Trestles surf breaks in San Onofre, wave riders are again rallying to block renewed efforts to build part of the road.
Frustrated in its attempt to build the entire road in one go, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), government agency that overseas road construction, is proposing to build the remainder of the road in “segments” – five miles at a time.
Surfrider Foundation is asking surfers to attend a meeting of the Regional Water Quality Control Board on Wednesday, June 19th, to demonstrate opposition to the road. The board is expected to make a decision regarding the TCA’s permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. Surfrider Foundation is asking its supporters to attend the meeting at 1:00 PM, when public comment will be taken.
“In 2008, surfers and activists organized the largest turn-out for a public hearing in State history—and when the Coastal Commission saw 3,500 people in the audience, they were persuaded to deny the plan,” Surfrider Foundation wrote in a statement on its website. ” We need to do that again! This time, we need hundreds of people to attend the Board meeting on June 19th so we can shut down this road once more.”