SR-76 Improvement Project
HELIX Environmental Planning (HELIX) is conducting cultural resources construction monitoring for the SR 76 East Segment road improvement project in the Fallbrook and Bonsall areas of northern San Diego County. The project site is in an area that is quite sensitive in terms of cultural resources, with many resources identified in Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs). In particular, the SR-76/I-15 Interchange is in proximity to known significant cultural resources that are of great importance to the Luiseño people. The San Luis Rey River corridor is also of cultural importance, in addition to the numerous archaeological resources (both historic and prehistoric) in the area. Additionally, given the proximity to the river, much of the project site is in alluvial soils in which there is a strong potential for buried cultural resources. HELIX archaeological monitors are present to observe construction-related activities within and adjacent to all cultural ESAs, including activities related to biological and other environmental mitigation, such as the placement of wildlife exclusion fencing. HELIX is working closely with Caltrans field personnel, the construction contractor, and Native American monitors.