Metro released a draft comprehensive multimodal corridor plan (CMCP) today for the I-405 Corridor within LA County.
The plan will serve as a guiding vision for projects that will help people get around one of the most congested corridors in LA County and the nation. The goal of this planning effort is to understand the diverse users and communities relying on and impacted by the I-405 Corridor, solicit their feedback, and identify projects that can reduce congestion, move more people, increase accessibility for all users and advance equitable outcomes for historically disadvantaged communities.
Preparing a CMCP allows Metro to compete for state grant funding through the Senate Bill 1 (SB1) Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP) — funding that supports the delivery of our local sales tax dollars via Measures R and M. In the past, SCCP has provided $300 million in critical funding for important projects such as the Airport Metro Connector/96th Street Station and the I-105 ExpressLanes.
Adoption of the I-405 CMCP will make Metro eligible for potential grant funding from the SCCP as early as this year. Below are some ways for you to stay involved and provide your input:
Visit the project’s StoryMap: The StoryMap contains additional project information, as well as the Draft Plan and Project List for you to review.
Provide your comments online, through US mail, or phone no later than Friday, June 10, 2022
Online Comment Form: https://bit.ly/405cmcpcommentform
Zoe Unruh, CMCP Project Manager
One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-13–1
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attend a virtual public meeting: Metro will be hosting two virtual public meetings in the coming weeks. Both meetings will feature the same information and a recording will be made available for viewing at a later time if you cannot attend.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Noon.
Categories: Policy & Funding, Projects
In the last fifteen years the 405 has been upgraded three times often removing the previous upgrade all together with little success in addition to causing havoc on both eastbound Sunset Bl. and eastbound Santa Monica B.. Now the MTA and Caltrans want to try it again. Where there are two car pool lanes, change one to a toll road or what ever you wish to call it and do it in the least expensive way possible. If only the 101 freeway would receive half the attention the 405 has received. But of course the bribes from the wealthy constituents over rule good practices and reasonable solutions to our transportation dilemma. Currently the only people benefiting from this newest fiasco are the one getting paid to study these issues repeatedly. The MTA and Caltrans should just concede there is no lasting solution to the Supulvada Pass traffic nightmare other than a rail line adjacent to it.