We recently released a plan designed to invest in a wide range of transportation-related improvements throughout the Long Beach-East Los Angeles (LB-ELA) Corridor –– a 19-miles long, approximately 5-miles wide region that includes 18 cities and communities along the 710 Freeway: Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Carson, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Wilmington, East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, San Pedro, East/Rancho Dominguez and Walnut Park.
The plan –– officially the draft Long Beach-East LA Corridor Mobility Investment Plan, or CMIP –– is a result of a unique process. In Fall 2021, partnering with diverse community and regional stakeholders along this corridor, we formed a nearly 40-person task force and convened residents through a community leadership committee to re-envision transportation along the corridor, keeping equity and sustainability top of mind. It was critical that any improvements made along the 710/LB-ELA Corridor would not widen the freeway or displace homes or businesses, and the Investment Plan does not propose to fund any projects with identified displacements.
The draft Investment Plan identifies, prioritizes, budgets, and plans for needed transportation improvements for these diverse communities. It leverages about $743 million in sales tax revenue to secure billions in additional state and federal funding that will help bring these needed transportation projects and programs to life.
And we want your input! Our community meetings are happening right now, both virtually and in person. Join us –– you can find all the details here! We also welcome comments on the draft Investment Plan –– send them to email@example.com by Friday, March 1, 2024.
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