At the May 2017 meeting, the Metro Board of Directors allocated the remaining Measure R Funds made available for the SR 710 North Gap Closure or “Tunnel” Project to new mobility improvement projects [MIPs] identified within the San Gabriel Subregion. In addition, special funding was allocated for new MIPs identified in the Central subregion [including Unincorporated East Los Angeles]. This action resulted in making approximately $1B available for approximately 100 eligible Mobility Improvement Projects (MIPs) consistent with the guidelines in Board Motion 29.1 .
Board Motion 29.1 stipulates newly proposed MIPs not included in the SR 710 North Final Environmental Document will have to undergo their own environmental process and clearance. Projects from y the County of Los Angeles and Cities of Alhambra, Los Angeles, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel and South Pasadena were submitted for funding and evaluated by Metro staff based on the project information and anticipated benefits that were presented.
The Metro Board of Directors authorized two funding cycles for the MIPs. Cycle 1 funding was approved at the December 2018 meeting and Cycle 2 funding was approved at the September 2019 meeting:
- Cycle 1 Funding Allocations
- Cycle 2 Funding Allocations for San Gabriel Valley Cities
- Cycle 2 Funding Allocations for County and City of Los Angeles
Of the 170 projects submitted by the project sponsors under the 1 st funding cycle, 51 MIPs, estimated to cost approximately $515M, were programmed and approved by the Metro Board of Directors. Of the 81 projects submitted by the project sponsors under the 2 nd funding cycle, 53 MIPs estimated to cost approximately $531M were programmed and approved by the Metro Board of Directors.
Project Sponsors include the County of Los Angeles and the cities of:
- Los Angeles
- Monterey Park
- San Gabriel
- San Marino
- South Pasadena
Metro staff will continue to coordinate with the Project Sponsors (cities/county) to refine the project scopes of work, set the project implementation schedules, refine cost estimates and prepare/execute funding agreements.