Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around. The I-405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass is especially challenging and complex, and Metro has several projects in this area. Along with better transit and other improvements, Metro is working in coordination with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to evaluate alternatives to convert the existing high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes – or carpool lanes – to dynamically-priced, high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, called ExpressLanes, in both directions of I-405 between I-10 and US-101.
The environmental review process was initiated with a 60-day scoping process in summer 2021. A total of 663 scoping comments were received, covering a variety of topics including the proposed alternatives, environmental topics, nearby projects, support for transit, ExpressLanes operations and equity.
View our video update in English and Spanish and the full scoping report to learn more.
Since the completion of scoping, Metro and Caltrans are continuing to advance technical studies for the Draft Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) which is anticipated to be released for public review in Fall 2023.
A Project Report, Concept of Operations and a Traffic & Revenue Study are also being prepared.
For more information about what is being studied, please click here.
For more information about how Metro ExpressLanes work, please click here.
You can also contact the project via any of the following methods:
Alice Tolar, Project Manager
One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-11-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012