Upcoming community meetings for I-605 Corridor Improvement Project

Metro and Caltrans District 7 are looking to make improvements along the I-605 between I-10 and I-105, and related improvements along the SR-60 and the I-5. Technical studies for the project are still underway, but staff is ready to share some project updates.

Get the latest information on the I-605 Corridor Improvement Project at one of the following community meetings:

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Pico Rivera Senior Center
9200 Mines Ave.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Lakeside Middle School
11000 Kenney St.
Norwalk, CA 90650

Thursday, Feb. 8, 6 – 8 p.m. *
California Country Club
1509 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier, CA 90601

*Live Webcast: live webcast will be streamed on Thursday, Feb 8. at https://tinyurl.com/Metro605. The live webcast presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

4 replies

  1. Dang, I would like to have heard about this earlier in time for the scoping. I live in Arcadia and used to drive the 605 daily. I didn’t hear about any outreach nor did I see any Facebook ads (it would have definitely left an impression). And it’s been a while since I actually picked up a newspaper in its paper form, which could be why the public comment section is full of bizarre old people comments like “moving is bad for my house, please consider the other side of the freeway.”

    Agree with the above about how there is an inexplicable gap between the 105 and 5. I think it might be worth it to build a mini-freeway with only HOT/HOV lanes to connect the future I-105 express lanes to the 5, so that there can be a revenue source and the freeway can pay for itself.

    Anyway, I’ll be sure to comment now that I know about this.

  2. I was always puzzled why the 105 didn’t meet its “parent” route (I-5). The (somewhat logical) reasoning was that the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) was already at capacity and couldn’t handle additional feeder freeways. It’s a bit hodgepodge since the 91 Artesia Freeway doesn’t connect with the 405. It makes east/west travel more complicated.

    Based on the struggle to get the Green Line to go east to its logical terminus at the Norwalk Metrolink station, an eastern extension of the 105 is a pipe dream.

  3. I assume that you are familiar with several studies that have shown that adding traffic lanes to freeways just results in more congestion. One such study is summarized in “California’s DOT Admits That More Roads Mean More Traffic” at http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/11/californias-dot-admits-that-more-roads-mean-more-traffic/415245/.

    As for the I- 605, one major improvement would be to extend the I-105 Freeway east to join the I-5 Freeway, instead of forcing all vehicles making this transfer to use the I-605 between these two freeways.

    To date I have not seen any plans to close this badly needed gap. Why not???