De Luz ‘shortcut’ no longer option for commuters

The gates are now closed and in operation at the private stretch of Sandia Creek Drive in the unincorporated area of De Luz. Village News/Shane Gibson photo 
Thanks to a newly constructed gate on Sandia Creek Drive, commuters who make their way from Temecula to Fallbrook through De Luz must now look for a new route between the two towns.The drivers who cut through Fallbrook, Sandia Creek and De Luz on their way to Temecula or Interstate 15, were met with a surprise Saturday, July 2, when they discovered a new gate installed on the privately owned and maintained Sandia Creek Drive. The gate is locked and without a pass, drivers will be forced to turn around.“As of 8 a.m. this Saturday morning the gate is closed,” Alma Carpenter, secretary of the Sandia Creek Drive committee, said Saturday, July 2. “The fire department did an extensive review of the gate and (how it will work), and they know they can open and close it.”[captio
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