One in a series of posts that will look at projects and programs that would receive funding from the sales tax ballot measure that the Metro Board has approved to send to voters on Nov. 8.
What is it? Two ExpressLanes in each direction on the 105 freeway between the 405 and the 605, a distance of 16 miles — basically from the east side of LAX to Norwalk. The number of current general lanes would stay the same.
The 105 HOV lanes already have direct ramps to the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway, meaning there would be ExpressLanes from just south of downtown Los Angeles to near LAX. The popular DTLA-to-LAX FlyAway bus already uses the ExpressLanes on the 110 and the current HOV lanes on the 105.
Two other projects that receive funding in the draft spending plan and would be built in the 2040s: an extension of the ExpressLanes on the 110 to the 405 and direct HOV connectors between the 110 and the 405.
How do the ExpressLanes work? Carpoolers, motorcycles, vanpools and transit vehicles use the lanes for free. If there’s room, single motorists can pay to use the lanes (on the 10, carpoolers need three or more people to use the lanes for free from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday). More info here about how the ExpressLanes work.
When can I use it? The project has a target opening date of 2027 and target completion date of 2029-31 under the draft spending plan for the ballot measure. The new ballot measure would supply $175 million in funding.
Metro’s ballot measure calls for a half-cent sales tax increase and an extension of the existing Measure R sales tax. Here’s a previous post about the revised spending plan for the ballot measure.
Please visit theplan.metro.net for more info and use the hashtag #metroplan when discussing on social media. The Metro Board approved sending the ballot measure to county voters at their June 23 meeting.
Other posts about projects and programs to be funded by the ballot measure