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Rosecrans/ Marquardt Grade Separation

The Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation Project will improve the safety and track flow of the Rosecrans Av/ Marquardt Av intersection. Located in the City of Santa Fe Springs, the Rosecrans/Marquardt grade crossing is traversed by more than 112 freight and passenger trains, and 45,000 vehicles in a 24-hour period. With such heavy through traffic, this intersection has been identified by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as one of the most hazardous grade crossing in the state. Providing a grade separation will significantly improve safety, eliminate delays and enhance the environment.

The proposed project will grade separate this intersection from the existing diagonal at-grade crossing and substantially enhance the safety and traffic flow on surface streets. It will also improve the efficiency of train movements along the rail corridor.

This project is led by Metro in cooperation with the City of Santa Fe Springs, City of La Mirada, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Amtrak, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Metrolink and California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA).

Project Milestones

The Project was environmentally cleared under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) with a Statutory Exemption filed with the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in February of 2016.

Metro completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project under NEPA and received an associated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in November 2018. Metro Real Estate is continuing with the right-of-way acquisition process. All property acquisitions are anticipated to be completed by June 2020. The project team is continuing with utility carriers to finalize advanced utility relocation plans. Click here to view the FONSI.

The project will move into pre-construction preparations, assuming all funds for property acquisition and construction are secured.

Project Funding

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and Metro approved a joint funding agreement to allocate $76.7 million in Proposition 1A bond funds to this project, which will be matched by other local funding sources to fill out the total $155.3 million needed for the project. More details are available in the funding agreement announcement .

Project Reports

Metro and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have released the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment:

The purpose of the Draft EA is to assess potential impacts this project may have on the human and natural environment.  Any parties commenting on this Draft EA will be notified where the adoption of the Final EA will be considered.   The period of public review and comment is May 16, 2018 through June 15, 2018.

Printed copies of the Draft EA will also be available for review at:

Santa Fe Springs City Library
11700 Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Written comments can be submitted via mail or mail at the addresses listed below no later than 5pm on June 15, 2018:

Dan Mahgerefteh
Los Angeles Metro
One Gateway Plaza, 99-17-2
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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