Map gets into the details of the High Desert Corridor project

Click on image to try out Metro's new High Desert Corridor Interactive Map.

Click on image to try out Metro's new High Desert Corridor Interactive Map.

Metro has just released the “High Desert Corridor Interactive Map,” a Google-based map that invites the communities and all interested to get into the details of the High Desert Corridor (HDC) Project. Once there, you get to share your comments and leave photos of specific areas of interest, such as the alternatives and variations and proposed on/off freeway ramps.

The HDC project proposes construction of a new east-west freeway/expressway linking State Route (SR)-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernardino County. The project area extends 63 miles over two counties, five cities and several communities.

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It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

 

7 replies

  1. […] Via The Source, Metro has released a new-fangled interactive map for its High Desert Corridor freeway project–it has all the latest crowdsourcing capabilities and even allows users to blast their comments on the project to social media sites. The map also has layers that show users all the juicy planning details, like route variations and information on the cities the route will pass through. For instance: “The City of Victorville is the only city where the HDC Alternatives would cross two highways, the US-395 and I-15.” The High Desert Corridor project is a “63-mile, east-west freeway/expressway linking State Route (SR)-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernardino County” (roughly Palmdale to Apple Valley). It could create a “three to six fold increase in traffic” in the areas it will serve, according to Metro. […]

  2. […] Via The Source, Metro has released a new-fangled interactive map for its High Desert Corridor freeway project–it has all the latest crowdsourcing capabilities and even allows users to blast their comments on the project to social media sites. The map also has layers that show users all the juicy planning details, like route variations and information on the cities the route will pass through. For instance: “The City of Victorville is the only city where the HDC Alternatives would cross two highways, the US-395 and I-15.” The High Desert Corridor project is a “63-mile, east-west freeway/expressway linking State Route (SR)-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernardino County” (roughly Palmdale to Apple Valley). It could create a “three to six fold increase in traffic” in the areas it will serve, according to Metro. […]

  3. I think that it is better to extend the new freeway to further west all the way to the 5 (Golden State) freeway so that people who travel from Bakersfield to San Diego could take the new freeway instead of the 210. If Caltran widens the 14 215 15 and the 5 freeways, Metro could provide the incentive for motorists to go up north quickly before that travel to the east or west. Currently there are bottlenecks on the 14, 15 and the 215 freeways. Motorists take a long time to get to the new corridor behind the mountain.

  4. […] Via The Source, Metro has released a new-fangled interactive map for itsHigh Desert Corridor freeway project–it has all the latest crowdsourcing capabilities and even allows users to blast their comments on the project to social media sites. The map also has layers that show users all the juicy planning details, like route variations and information on the cities the route will pass through. For instance: “The City of Victorville is the only city where the HDC Alternatives would cross two highways, the US-395 and I-15.” The High Desert Corridor project is a “63-mile, east-west freeway/expressway linking State Route (SR)-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernardino County” (roughly Palmdale to Apple Valley). It could create a “three to six fold increase in traffic” in the areas it will serve, according to Metro. […]