All quotes on the left are from an article "Celebration expected to mark opening of state Route 56 in July" in Carmel Valley News, Jun 11th (or 10th according to some copies), 2004. I was so amazed by this example of newspeak that I decided to save it for posterity on this site. Translation into plain English on the right is mine.
|... functions were split in the development of Route 56, with the city of San Diego taking "the forward idea of moving environmental documents first" and Caltrans designing the freeway based upon those findings. Frank Belock, the city's director of engineering, said this unusual splitting of duties was an outgrowth of the fact that communities on either end of Route 56 developed separately along Interstate 5 and Interstate 15. The initial environmental process was "driven by those communities developing, not by the need for freeways," he said.||Route 56 was not actually developed to connect the freeways, even though it does. ☺ This freeway was designed as two half-freeways that by some lucky chance got joined together during construction.☺|
|"Now we are at a point that because of the traffic, we need to connect the freeways," Belock said.||Now that the non-connecting Route 56 by sheer accident has connected the freeways I-5 and I-15, a sudden need for such a connector has developed.|
|Belock said building Route 56 as a "local project" rather than as one that first had to go through various federal environmental processes, sped the completion time. If Route 56 initially had been proposed as a connector for the two Interstates, he said, it would have come under the purview of the federal government's lengthy planning process and still would not be built.||If the eventual goal of the freeway had been stated in the beginning, it could not have been built at this time. Therefore a "local project" maneuver was used to avoid the attention of the federal government.|
|The local approach meant foregoing temporarily a formal interchange at westbound 56 and northbound Interstate-5.||The interchange between Route 56 and I-5 has been crippled for the maneuver to be successful. An "informal" interchange consisting of residential streets has been designed instead.|
|Belock, the city's engineering director, predicted there will be a delay of between seven and nine years before the interchange is built.|
Somehow after reading this I got an idea that Frank does not live anywhere close to the new non-connecting interstate connector with the informal interchange he helped to design. Indeed, to avoid taking chances with the "local projects" of San Diego he apparently lives in Encinitas. Frank Belock provided an excellent argument for an incorporation of Carmel Valley, IMO.
P.S. In the news, "Frank Belock, the city's Chief Engineer and Director of the Engineering and Capital Projects Department, personally informed us that he would be moving over to head up the city's Water Department." Watch out for this faucet of yours to avoid unintended connections to other pipes! ☺