The Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and safety to and from Los Angeles Union Station and surrounding communities. An Addendum No. 2 for the project’s Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been released for public comment, so tell us what you think!
The Addendum encompasses the following changes:
- Alameda Esplanade Realignment
Based on input from the public, City of Los Angeles, and Caltrans, we have changed designs on Alameda Street so that the bicycle and pedestrian paths on the east side are separated.
- Intersection & Roadway Changes
- Retain left turn on Los Angeles Street going northbound Alameda Street.
- Retain southern crosswalk at the Alameda/Los Angeles Street intersection
- Add lane transition striping north of Cesar Chavez Ave and south of Arcadia Street
- Historic Light Replacement
The project will require the removal and replacement of the streetlights on Alameda Street. The streetlights are historic, but we will be replacing them with replicas.
- Utility Relocations
The Addendum is environmentally clearing more utility relocations than what was included in the FEIR.
- ADA Pathway on Los Angeles Street
The project is implementing universal design by adding an ADA accessible pathway along Los Angeles Street.
The full Addendum can be downloaded here. Metro is accepting public comment through August 26, 2020.
You can submit public comments about Addendum No. 2 by:
- Emailing Megan Nangle at email@example.com
- Attending a virtual public meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. where you can learn about the latest project updates and the highlights of Addendum No. 2. More details about the meeting will be updated on this post.
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