With the Safari Highlands Ranch proposal to add more homes to the San Pasqual Valley, nearby residents have asked how the additional vehicle traffic will impact Rockwood Road. The short answer is, after the mitigation measures are installed, the level of service on Rockwood Road, will continue to function at the same level of excellence.
First, a quick background. Roadways receive a Level of Service (LOS) rating between A and F, with D being the acceptable benchmark. Ratings E and F demonstrate a significant impact. This qualitative measure is used by traffic engineers to evaluate how roadways are functioning. The entire City of Escondido’s current LOS is C, and the City of San Diego as well as San Diego County are rated D.
Today, Rockwood Road’s LOS is B and functioning very well by this objective standard. More important, the road will stay at that level due to our proposed improvements, if Safari Highlands Ranch is approved as currently planned.
Hopefully this clears up any confusion. The bottom line – the level of service on Rockwood Road will remain the same. As neighbors, this is very important to us and we’re glad to help make sure this is so.