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Overview

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) are evaluating alternatives to convert the existing high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to dynamically-priced, high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, also called ExpressLanes, in the eastbound and westbound directions of Interstate 105 (I-105) in Los Angeles County from the terminus of the existing HOV lanes west of Interstate 405 (I-405) in the City of Los Angeles to Studebaker Road in the City of Norwalk. The I-105 ExpressLanes Project (Project) limits include the installation of a new overhead tolling system and signage.

The purpose of this Project is to enhance tra­ffic flow; improve trip reliability and travel times; and sustain and manage mobility.

Cities Within the Project Area

This corridor traverses nine cities and unincorporated areas of LA County, including, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Paramount, South Gate, Downey and Norwalk.

Funding

Measure M, the local sales tax passed by LA County voters in 2016, provides $175 million for this Project.

Draft Environmental Document Is Now Available for Review & Comment Through July 27, 2020

The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) , Project Report and Concept of Operations for the I-105 ExpressLanes Project are now available for public review and comment through Monday, July 27, 2020 (extended from the original July 6 deadline). The Draft EIR/EA and Project Report technical studies, the Traffic and Revenue Study, and printed copies of aforementioned reports are available upon request. If you're interested, please submit your request via the website comment form or helpline (213.922.6565).

Virtual Meetings — Open House/Q&A and Public Hearing

Metro and Caltrans hosted a virtual open house and Q&A on June 11, 2020 to provide a project update and receive questions and comments on the Draft EIR/EA and supporting documents. As a follow-up, a virtual public hearing was held on July 15, 2020 to provide another opportunity for the submittal of questions and comments via the chat function or over the phone. Presentation materials can be accessed via the links below.

July 15, 2020 Virtual Public Hearing

June 11, 2020 Virtual Open House and Q&A

Note: In-person public hearings were not held to maintain social distancing requirements based on Governor Newsom's executive order, as well as recommendations from the California Department of Public Health to stay at home, limiting in-person gatherings.

Virtual Open House

A virtual open house ( 105virtualforum.com) was developed to enhance access and understanding of the Draft EIR/EA and supporting documents. The web-based tool features similar resources typically offered at public hearings, including guided presentations, project materials and comment submittal options.

Submit Comments

The formal public comment period for the Draft EIR/EA extends through Monday, July 27, 2020 (extended from the original July 6 deadline). You may submit comments via:

  • Mail:

Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director
Caltrans District 7
Division on Environmental Planning
100 Main Street, MS 16A
Los Angeles, CA 90012