By the time a driver reaches the peak on the northbound rise on Highway 101 that runs through Solana Beach, they might have experienced no stops along the way. The solid black asphalt, totally revamped on top, makes the incline a traveler's easy driving experience.
Construction workers, in 2012 and 2013, modernized one of San Diego's most open town junctions.
Summer crowds lose little time. Regular trips walkers take across the highway, east to west, and back, get taken more calmly. The traffic held in check. Between Via De La Valle, Solana Beach's southern limit, and Cliff Street, walkers will find stumbling across the road a hard thing to do. Walkers have open passes. Particularly friendly, a crossing in the middle of the store strip north of Loma Santa Fe, with crossing buttons on the middle median path, prevents any free for all, between pedestrians and drivers.
The main intersection at Loma Santa Fe is no rough ground. Downright large corners, on the west, keep crossing walkers uncrowded.
Staying in the middle during a crossing can now be a beautiful experience. The full length has raised medians paved with red brick or filled with evergeen trees and flowers.
The green rectangles on the southbound highway blacktop are no trimming. The bicycling sharrows keep the local active bicyclists moving down the road lane shared with cars at a green light rhythm.
Work making the 101 stretch a wide open road is done.
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