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Poll: 78% oppose pushing toll road through San Onofre preserve
Poll: 78% oppose pushing toll road through San Onofre preserve

The vast majority of registered voters in Orange County oppose construction of a new tollway through popular San Onofre State Beach, according to a public opinion poll. The California State Parks Foundation, a longtime opponent of building a highway in the coastal preserve, found that 78% of voters do not favor such a project and 64% strongly oppose the idea. Pollsters interviewed a random sample of 402 registered voters across the county last month. Foundation officials say they conducted the survey because they believe the Transportation Corridor Agencies in Irvine, which operates 51 miles of tollways in Orange County, still wants to extend one of its highways, State Route 241,...

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