Status Update on State Route 710 N Project

Metro staff will provide a status update on the State Route 710 North Project environmental process to the Metro Board of Directors Ad-Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, and the full Metro Board of Directors onThursday, May 25, 2017.

The current State Route 710 (SR 710) North environmental study process started in 2011 to address the significant traffic congestion and resulting community impacts along the missing segment of the 710 freeway between Interstates 10 and 210. 

After comparing and weighing the benefits and impacts of a range of multi-modal alternatives, reviewing approximately 8,000 comments received during public circulation of the State Route 710 North Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement, and completing the performance evaluation for each of the five alternatives studied over the past few years, the alternative that best addresses the mobility benefits is the Single Bore Freeway Tunnel (SBFT), with tolls and truck restrictions. The alternative reduces regional and local congestion associated with north-south travel demand within the study area and delivers the best transportation performance and benefits with the least environmental impacts. However, the alternative is not fundable in the foreseeable future. Upon completion of the environmental document, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 will select the Preferred Alternative.

With the environmental process nearing completion, emphasis will be placed on addressing all comments received during the public review and circulation of the draft environmental document and completing the final environmental document in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

It is anticipated the final environmental document for the SR 710 North Project will be completed by the first quarter of 2018.
 

Board Meeting Details


Wednesday, May 17, 2017
11 a.m. 
Ad-Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
One Gateway Plaza
Metro Board Room, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, May 25, 2017
9 a.m. 
Metro Board of Directors Meeting
One Gateway Plaza
Metro Board Room, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012