BRAWLEY — The California Department of Transportation has identified a preferred option for building the Brawley Bypass but it has not released a record of decision, a Caltrans official clarified Wednesday.
Gustavo Dallarda, a project manager for Caltrans, said naming the preferred option still is an important step in the project to loop Highway 111 north of Brawley.
During a recent meeting with Brawley officials Dallarda announced that Caltrans will focus its planning on what has become known as the Fredricks Road option.
The project, which would cost about $108 million, would move Highway 111 north of Brawley, where it would connect to what is now Fredricks Road west of the city. That road would then become part of Highway 86.