The I-710 Corridor Project is aimed at developing solutions to improve circulation, air quality, safety and the design of the existing freeway. This project includes an extensive community participation process made up of several tiers of advisory committees and groups. The committees and groups have worked tirelessly and provided invaluable feedback on the project.
The I-710 Corridor Project has completed another important milestone: public release of the Draft EIR/EIS. The Draft EIR/EIS 60-day review period was extended by 30 days to September 28, 2012 to provide the public more time to provide comment. With the conclusion of the Draft EIR/EIS review period, the process will now turn to identification of a preferred alternative. The project team will work with the advisory committees and corridor stakeholders to identify a preferred alternative and further refine the public participation process for this next phase of the project. The Corridor Advisory Committee (CAC) will continue to provide feedback on outreach activities and report back to community members and constituents.
For more information on this project, please review the information and resources provided on this website. If you have any questions or comments, please visit the "Contact Us" section on this website for e-mail, regular mail, project hotline, and comment form details. Thank you for your interest!
The Long Beach Freeway (I-710) is a vital transportation artery, linking the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to major Southern California distribution centers and intermodal rail facilities. An essential component of the regional, statewide and national transportation system, it serves both passenger and goods movement vehicles.
As a result of population growth, increased cargo container volume at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, increasing traffic volumes, and an aging infrastructure, the I-710 Freeway experiences serious congestion and safety issues.
In March 2005, following an extensive technical and community participation process, Metro completed the I-710 Freeway Major Corridor Study (MCS). The study analyzed congestion and mobility along the corridor in order to develop transportation solutions that preserve and enhance the quality of life of surrounding neighborhoods and communities.
Metro and six project participants are now conducting an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) to analyze the range of possible improvement alternatives for the I-710 corridor. The I-710 Corridor Project EIS/EIR will study 18 miles of the I-710 Freeway between the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and the Pomona Freeway (SR-60).
The study area encompasses 15 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County adjacent to the freeway corridor. Study Area Map.
The EIS/EIR, a study required by federal and state statutes, is an assessment of the likely influences that future improvements may have on the environment and communities along the corridor. It includes analyses of ways to reduce or avoid possible adverse environmental impacts.
Metro is joined by several partner agencies in completing the I-710 Corridor Project EIS/EIR. These agency partners include the California Department of Transportation, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, the I-5 Consortium Cities Joint Powers Authority, the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, and the Southern California Association of Governments.
Metro’s objectives for the I-710 Corridor Project EIS/EIR are shaped by priorities identified by stakeholders along the I-710 corridor during and following the MCS effort. These objectives include developing transportation alternatives that will:
The I-710 Corridor Project EIS/EIR seeks to break new ground in not only identifying impacts and mitigation strategies but in engaging community members and stakeholders in developing strategies to improve air quality, mobility, and quality of life.
Through a representative community advisory committee structure, outreach activities are designed to provide stakeholders the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the technical team throughout the life of the project. Community participation for the I-710 Corridor Project EIS/EIR is modeled on the highly regarded program used to complete the MCS.
The public is invited to stay involved by:
Public involvement is critical to the success of the I-710 Corridor Project EIR/EIS. You are encouraged to attend meetings and events to provide your feedback and suggestions on the topics being discussed.
There are no informational study sessions scheduled at this time. However, you may view the Draft EIR/ EIS online by visiting Caltrans' website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/710corridor/
For more information about the I-710 Corridor Project, please view other pages of this website at: www.metro.net/710.
There are no Public Hearings scheduled at this time. Please check back frequently for updates.
South Gate LAC
June 19, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thunderbird Villa Meeting Room
10001 W. Frontage Rd.
South Gate, CA 90280
There are no CAC meetings scheduled at this time. Please check back frequently for updates.
There are no SWG meetings scheduled at this time. Please check back frequently for updates.
There are no PC meetings scheduled at this time. Please check back frequently for updates.
There are no EC meetings scheduled at this time. Please check back frequently for updates.
June 19, 2013
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
16401 Paramount Bl., 2nd Flr Conference Room
There are no Community Committee meetings scheduled at this time. Please check back frequently for updates.
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