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Caltrans and Metro are working together on the State Route 710 North Study to evaluate mobility and find traffic congestion solutions between the western San Gabriel Valley and the east/northeast area of Los Angeles. The transportation network in this area was started more than half a century ago but was never completed.

Population growth will make traffic congestion worse and result in more traffic accidents, air pollution and related illnesses, and hurt the Southern California economy if nothing is done.

The Study is funded by Measure R, which was passed by two-thirds of Los Angeles County voters in 2008, mandating transportation upgrades throughout the County. The measure specifically allocates $750 million for the 710 North traffic congestion relief efforts.

What’s the status of the 710 North Study?

Metro and Caltrans have released the Study’s draft environmental document. The document can be viewed on the following Caltrans website address here. Caltrans has extended the standard 45-day public review and comment period to 120-days, and will hold four public hearings.

  • Saturday, June 20, at D.W. Griffith Middle School, in the auditorium, 4765 E 4th St Los Angeles, CA, 90022; Map Viewing from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM; Public Hearing from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 7, at Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, Multi-Purpose Room, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032; Map Viewing from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Public Hearing from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 6, at La Cañada High School, Auditorium – Building B, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada, CA 91011; Map Viewing from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Public Hearing from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 14, at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101; Map Viewing from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Public Hearing from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 11, at East Los Angeles College, Rosco Ingalls Auditorium, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754; Map Viewing from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM; Public Hearing from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The public is encouraged to submit written or electronic comments prior to July 6, 2015 through the following options:

  • By U.S. Mail to Garrett Damrath, Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 S. Main St., MS-16, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Online through the Caltrans public comment website

Locations to view Draft EIR/EIS

You can look at or obtain the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) at the CALTRANS District Office (100 South Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012) on weekdays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Maps and other information are also available.

There are also copies of the Draft EIR/EIS available for viewing at the following libraries:

  • Alhambra Civic Center, Library 101 S 1st St.
  • El Sereno Library, 5226 Huntington Dr. South, Los Angeles
  • City Terrace Library, 4025 E. City Terrace Dr., Los Angeles
  • Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena
  • Bruggemeyer Library, 318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park
  • Malabar Library, 2801 Wabash Ave., Los Angeles
  • East LA Library, 4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles
  • San Rafael Library, 1240 Nithsdale Road, Pasadena
  • Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard St.
  • Anthony Quinn Library, 3965 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles
  • La Canada Flintridge Library, 4545 N. Oakwood Ave.
  • South Pasadena Library, 1100 Oxley St.

Copies of the Draft EIR/EIS Executive Summary are available for viewing at the following libraries:

  • Altadena Main Library, 600 East Mariposa St.
  • Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
  • Live Oak Library, 4153-55 Live Oak Ave., Arcadia
  • Hill Ave. Library, 55 South Hill Ave., Pasadena
  • Arcadia Public Library, 20 West Duarte Road
  • Chinatown Library, 639 N. Hill St., Los Angeles
  • Norwood Library, 4550 N. Peck Rd., El Monte
  • Lamanda Park Library, 140 South Altadena Dr., Pasadena
  • Azusa City Library, 729 N. Dalton Ave.
  • Cypress Park Library, 1150 Cypress Ave., Los Angeles
  • San Gabriel Library, 500 S. Del Mar Ave.
  • La Pintoresca Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
  • Crowell Public Library, 1890 Huntington Dr., San Marino
  • Eagle Rock Library, 5027 Caspar Ave.
  • So. El Monte Public Library, 1430 Central Ave.
  • Linda Vista Library, 1281 Bryant St., Pasadena
  • CSULA Library, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles
  • Lincoln Heights Library, 2530 Workman St., Los Angeles
  • Temple City Library, 5939 Golden West Ave.
  • Villa Parke Library, 363 East Villa St., Pasadena
  • Duarte Library, 1301 Buena Vista St.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Library, 803 Spence St., Los Angeles
  • Monrovia Public Library, 321 South Myrtle Ave.
  • Rosemead Library, 8800 Valley Blvd.
  • East Los Angeles College Library, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles
  • Baldwin Park Library, 4181 Baldwin Park Blvd.
  • Pasadena City College Library, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
  • Sierra Madre Library, 440 Sierra Madre Blvd.
  • Irwindale Public Library, 5050 North Irwindale Ave.
  • El Monte Library, 3224 N. Tyler Ave.
  • Hastings Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena

Study Timeline:

  • The Study’s Alternative Analysis was completed and the Alternative Analysis Report with five Alternatives was posted online on January 18, 2013.
  • The draft environmental document evaluating the five alternatives was released March 6, 2015.
  • Public will have 120 days to review and provide fact-based comments.
  • A preferred alternative will be identified in the final environmental document in 2016

The Alternative Analysis phase of the Study was completed and the Alternative Analysis Report was posted online on January 18, 2013. The Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIR/EIS) is available now.

The five alternatives that performed best and studied in depth in the Draft EIR/EIS are:

Bus Rapid Transit

Express Buses for longer trips at higher speeds that serve the communities between East Los Angeles and Pasadena, with connecting bus service to adjacent communities; greater frequency of bus service; minimal stops; and potential dedicated bus lanes during peak hours.

Freeway Tunnel

Extends 710 North as an underground roadway; variations include single or twin tunnels; with or without tolls; with or without trucks; and possible express bus service lane.

Light Rail Transit

Serves communities from East Los Angeles to Pasadena with connecting bus service for passengers traveling to adjacent communities.

No Build

Assumes zero transportation improvements beyond those already established in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and scheduled to be constructed by 2035. The No Build Alternative is required and serves as the baseline against which all other alternatives are compared.

Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management

Includes traffic signal upgrades and synchronization, local street and intersection improvements, connections to existing bus service, and promotes rideshare.

Next Steps:

  • Public meetings to review draft environmental document

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