1. The project aims to improve traffic flow and decrease traffic congestion on the I-710 freeway between downtown Long Beach and the junction with the SR-60 freeway. This section of the freeway has very heavy truck traffic due to trucks traveling between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and railroad freight yards near the I-710/I-5 interchange.
2. One project alternative (Alternative 5C) proposes to widen the I-710 from the current six lanes up to eight general purpose lanes south of the 405 freeway, and from the current eight lanes to 10 general purpose lanes north of the 405. Truck traffic from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach often contributes to congestion on the I-710 freeway. This alternative would also improve interchanges, ramp meters and traffic signals along the I-710 corridor and provide upgrades to local transit. The I-710 would also be shifted at various locations to reduce right-of-way impacts. The cost for this alternative is estimated at $6.5 billion.
3. The other main alternative (Alternative 7) would add a “clean emission” freight corridor from Long Beach in the south to Commerce in the north, as well as make necessary improvements to local and freeway interchanges. The cost of this alternative is estimated at $11 billion.
4. The I-710 freeway opened in the mid-1960s. In the time since, the region’s population has significantly increased and the amount of freight coming into the ports from Asia, in particular, has grown. Truck trips along the I-710 Corridor are expected to nearly double by 2035.
5. Air quality would be improved and public health risk would be reduced at most locations along the I-710 Corridor if the project is built, according to Caltrans. Air quality in particular will be helped by new regulations that will lower emissions from trucks and other vehicles, the study found.
- Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Miércoles, 23 de agosto de 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Commerce Senior Center
2555 Commerce Way, Commerce CA 90040
- Saturday, August 26, 2017
Sábado, 26 de agosto de 2017
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Paramount Community Center/Senior Center
14400 Paramount Blvd., Paramount CA 90723
- Thursday, August 31, 2017
Jueves, 31 de agosto de 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cesar E. Chavez Park Community Center
401 Golden Ave., Long Beach CA 90802
There is about $1 billion in current funding available from Measure R and Measure M. Selection of a preferred alternative and certification of the environmental study will allow Metro and Caltrans to identify other funding sources. Visit the project’s home page on metro.net to learn more about the study and the project.