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Metro and Caltrans Announce New Alternatives for Interstate 710 South Corridor Project


Tuesday July 25, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Interstate 5 Joint Powers Authority, are proposing new alternative approaches for a project to improve traffic flow and freight movement on Interstate 710 South between Ocean Boulevard and State Route 60.

Caltrans has studied the potential effects this project may have on the environment with a new Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS), which has now been approved for public circulation.

The RDEIR/SDEIS may be viewed online at and copies of the document are available for review at public libraries throughout the I-710 South corridor listed below.

-- Caltrans District 7 Office:  100 S. Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, weekdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

-- Metro – Dorothy Peyton Grey Transportation Library: One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or Friday by appointment

-- Gateway Cities Council of Governments: 16401 Paramount Blvd, Paramount, CA 90723, weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

-- City of Commerce Public Library: Bristow Park Branch, 1466 S. McDonnell Ave., Commerce, CA 90040

-- County of Los Angeles Public Library: Hollydale Library 12000 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate, CA 90280

-- County of Los Angeles Public Library: East Rancho Dominguez Library 4205 E. Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90221

-- Long Beach Public Library: Main Library 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90822

-- Long Beach Public Library: Bret Harte Library 1595 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90810

The public may submit comments on the RDEIR/SDIES via e-mail through the project website at or by mail addressed to Ronald Kosinki, Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 S. Main St, MS 16A, Los Angeles, CA 90012 until Sept. 22, 2017.

Public hearings will also be held at the dates and locations below:                                                     

-- Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Commerce Senior Center,  2555 Commerce Way, Commerce, CA 90040

-- Saturday Aug. 26, 2017, 10  a.m. – 1 p.m: Paramount Community Center/Senior Center 14400 Paramount Blvd., Paramount, CA 90273

-- Wednesday Aug. 30, 2017, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Cesar Chavez Park Community Center 401 Golden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Individuals who require special accommodation, such as an American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating or documentation in alternate formats, are asked to contact Caltrans District 7, Attn: Jason Roach at 213.897.0357 at least 21 days prior to the scheduled public hearings. TDD users may contact the California Relay Service TTY line at 711.


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