A new set of alternatives to improve the 710 freeway between Ocean Boulevard in downtown Long Beach and the SR-60 was released today in an environmental document by Caltrans.
One alternative would add a general purpose lane to the freeway, while another would also create a “Clean Emissions” freight corridor for use by zero emission or near zero emission trucks. Both alternatives propose other safety improvements to the freeway and interchanges, as well as air quality and health benefits for communities along the corridor.
The document’s formal name is the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS). The RDEIR/SDEIS was prepared by Caltrans in cooperation with Metro, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Interstate 5 Joint Powers Authority.
The RDEIR/SDEIS may be viewed online at www.dot.ca.gov/d7/env-docs. Copies of the document are available for review at public libraries throughout the 710 corridor listed below. The project’s home page is here.
Caltrans District 7 Office: 100 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, weekdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Metro – Dorothy Peyton Grey Transportation Library: One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Monday – Thursday 9am – 4 p.m., or Friday by appointment.
Gateway Cities Council of Governments: 16401 Paramount Boulevard, Paramount, CA 90723, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
City of Commerce Public Library: Bristow Park Branch 1466 S McDonnell Avenue, Commerce, CA 90040.
County of Los Angeles Public Library: Hollydale Library 12000 S Garfield Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280.
County of Los Angeles Public Library: East Rancho Dominguez Library 4205 E Compton Boulevard, Compton CA 90221
Long Beach Public Library: Main Library 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90822,
Long Beach Public Library: Bret Harte Library 1595 W. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90810.
The public may submit comments on the RDEIR/SDIES via e-mail through the project website at: www.metro.net/projects/i-710-corridor-project or by mail addressed to Ronald Kosinki, Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 S. Main Street, MS 16A, Los Angeles CA 90012 until Friday, September 22, 2017.
Public hearings will also be held at the dates and locations provided below.
Wednesday, August 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Commerce Senior Center, 2555 Commerce Way, Commerce CA 90040.
Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Paramount Community Center/Senior Center 14400 Paramount Boulevard, Paramount CA 90273.
Thursday, August 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Cesar Chavez Park Community Center, 401 Golden Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802.
Individuals who require special accommodation (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternate formats, etc.) are requested to contact Caltrans District 7, Attn: Jason Roach at 213.897.0357 at least 21 days prior to the scheduled public hearings. TDD users may contact the California Relay Service TTY line at 711.