Caltrans State Route 94/State Route 125 Connector Project

Project Description

The objective of the SR 94/SR 125 Connector Project is to improve traffic movement from southbound SR 125 to eastbound SR 94 by constructing a direct connector ramp between the two freeways, so motorists would no longer be required to exit the freeway at Spring Street to access eastbound SR 94. The project will also include construction of a southbound auxiliary lane on SR 125, a northbound auxiliary lane on SR 125 (contingent on availability of funding), as well as bicycle and pedestrian improvements at local freeway crossings. The Mariposa Street over crossing is proposed to be demolished and reconstructed to accommodate the freeway widening, and the intersection of Panorama Drive and Echo Drive will also be reconstructed to accommodate the new direct access ramp.

Project Status

On September 27, 2019 the SANDAG Board of Directors allocated $14 million for design and right-of-way. The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $4 million for right of way for this project on August 13, 2020, which will cover property acquisition, utility relocation, and clearing the needed right of way. The right of way phase for this project is planned to be completed by December 2021. The project is anticipated to be ready for construction in 2022. The construction phase, estimated at $130 million, is not yet funded.

View the Caltrans presentation given to Council on November 10, 2020. For any additional questions regarding this project, please reach out to Karen Jewel at Caltrans at

Summary of Work beginning August 9, 2021 regarding groundwater characterization study:

August 9th – Start well development. Wait two weeks after well development
August 23rd – Start slug testing
September 10th – Waste is removed from the staging area and staging area is cleaned up to its original condition.

Summary of Projects Completed

December 31, 2015 -  Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Documents.  Caltrans prepared a Final MND/EA document with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this project.  

July 28, 2015Public hearing forum held at the City of La Mesa Police Department Community Room.

July 15 to August 14, 201530-day public comment period for Draft IS/EA and proposed MND/FONSI. 

July 10, 2015
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Documents. Caltrans prepared a Draft Initial Study/Environmental Assessment (Draft IS/EA) and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) which examines the potential environmental impacts of the proposed SR-94/SR-125 interchange project in the City of La Mesa.