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The SR-60 North Side Design Variation and Washington Bl proposed alternatives use the same light rail technology (LRT) as the Metro Blue, Green, Expo and Gold Lines, allowing a seamless extension to cities east of the existing terminus at Atlantic. A detailed description of the two alternatives under consideration is provided below.

SR-60 NSDV LRT

This proposed alignment generally follows the southern edge of the SR-60 Freeway within the freeway right-of-way, on an elevated track crossing over freeway ramps.  The alignment transitions to the north side of the SR-60 freeway west of the Greenwood Av bridge and returns south just west of Paramount  and terminates at Peck Rd in the City of South El Monte. Proposed station locations for the SR-60 alignment are

  • Garfield Av Station
  • The Shops at Montebello station
  • Santa Anita Av Station
  • Peck Rd Station

Washington Bl LRT

This proposed alignment follows the SR-60 Freeway making its way to Washington Blvd where it would travel east along Washington Bl and terminate at Lambert Rd in the City of Whittier. This alignment considered using an elevated track above Garfield, however refinements will be made to identify an alternate north-south connection to Washington Bl, removing the aerial option on Garfield Ave. Proposed station locations and for the Washington Bl alignment are:

  • Garfield Av Station
  • Whittier Bl Station
  • Greenwood Av Station
  • Rosemead Bl Station
  • Norwalk Av Station
  • Lambert Rd Station

Washington Bl LRT, Design Variations

Two design variations are being considered for the Washington Bl LRT Alternative. The first aerial crossing would include a grade separation at Rosemead Bl, the second aerial crossing at San Gabriel River/I-605 would include a grade separation at Pioneer Bl.

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