The first traffic light in central Fallbrook was placed at Alvarado and Main Streets in 1969. Six more were added in the next 20 years, for a total of seven by 1989. In the next ten years, four more were added, for a total of twelve by early 1999. The number of lights exploded in 1999 and 2000, when three were added.
|1||1971||Alvarado and Main Streets.|
|2||1975||Fallbrook and Main Streets.|
|3||1978||S. Mission Road and Stage Coach Lane.|
|4||1978||S. Mission and Ammunition Roads.|
|5||1981||E. Mission Road and Main Street.|
|6||1985||S. Mission Road and Fallbrook Street.|
|7||1988||S. Mission and N. Olive Hill Roads.|
|8||1991||Alturas Street and Ammunition Road.|
|9||1991||S. Mission and Winterhaven Roads.|
|10||1994||S. Mission Road and Clemmens Lane.|
|11||1995||E. Mission Road and Pico Road (Pico turns into De Luz Road after one block).|
|12||1996||Fallbrook Street and Heald Lane.|
|13||1999||E. Mission and N. Stage Coach Lane.|
|14||2000||S. Mission Road and Sterling Bridge Drive.|
|15||2000||E. Mission and Brandon Roads.|
|16||2004||Reche and Green Canyon Roads.|
|17||2006||S. Mission Road and Alvarado Street.|
|18||2006||Reche and Gird Roads.|
|19||2006||I-15 and Mission Road Western On/Off Ramps|
|20||2006||I-15 and Mission Road Eastern On/Off Ramps|
|21||2006?||Reche Road and Stage Coach Lane.|
|22||2006?||Old Highway 395 and East Mission Road|
Bonsall had four lights in early 1999, doubling to eight lights in late 2000.
|1||1989||SR76 at Olive Hill Road.|
|2||1990||SR76 at S. Mission Road.|
|3||1990||SR76 at Vista Way.|
|4||1993||SR76 at Old Highway 395.|
|5||2000||SR76 and I-15 Western On/Off Ramps.|
|6||2000||SR76 and I-15 Eastern On/Off Ramps.|
|7||2000||Gopher Canyon and Old Highway 395.|
|8||2000||SR76 and North River Road.|
|9||2002||SR76 and Gird Road.|
There is a light at Gopher Canyon and Vista Way, but it is not clearly in Bonsall.
Rainbow and De Luz are still blissfully sans traffic lights.
I thank an anonymous reader for supplying the dates for the first 12 Fallbrook lights, and the four Bonsall lights, which he obtained from the Signal Operations office of Caltrans and the San Diego County Signal Operations office.
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Last update: 7 April 2006.