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File #: 2016-0967   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 12/7/2016 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 1/18/2017 Final action: 1/26/2017
Title: APPROVE: A. The recommended Alternative 2 Northerly Point of Access and Salem Sperry Grade Separation for the environmental documents and preliminary engineering design phase; and B. Third party costs of up to $2 million for the City of Glendale, City of Los Angeles, Southern California Regional Rail Authority and other third parties and authorize the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or his designee, to negotiate and execute all agreements necessary for this action.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Ara Najarian, Atwater Village, Budgeting, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Eric Garcetti, Glendale, Grade separations, Intersections, Los Angeles To San Diego To San Luis Obispo, Measure R, Metrolink, Motion / Motion Response, Pedestrians, Program, Project, Regional Rail Capital Plan (Project), Safety, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Traffic signals, Trucking, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - June 2015 Board Report, 2. Attachment B - Northerly Point-of-Access and Salem_Sperry Overpass, 3. Attachment C - Recommended Alternative 2 - Salem_Sperry Overpass, 4. Attachment D - Recommended Alternative 2 - Northerly Point-of-Access (J-Hook), 5. Attachment D1 - Recommended Alternative 2 - Northerly Point-of-Access (P-Hook), 6. Attachment E - Director Najarian Board Motion
Meeting_Body
REVISED
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 18, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: DORAN STREET AND BROADWAY/BRAZIL GRADE SEPARATION PROJECT

ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE:

A. The recommended Alternative 2 Northerly Point of Access and Salem Sperry Grade Separation for the environmental documents and preliminary engineering design phase; and

B. Third party costs of up to $2 million for the City of Glendale, City of Los Angeles, Southern California Regional Rail Authority and other third parties and authorize the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or his designee, to negotiate and execute all agreements necessary for this action.

Issue
ISSUE

In June 2015, the Metro Board partially approved the Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil Safety Access Project, Alternative 2 Fairmont Connector and Salem/Sperry Overpass. The Board approved the Salem/Sperry Overpass but Director Najarian amended the motion and directed staff to work with the City of Glendale and the City of Los Angeles to examine the project without the Fairmont Connector and to report back to the Board on furthering the study to develop another feasible alternative to the Fairmont Connector that meets the short term and long term goals of the region and local communities (Refer to Attachment A).

Staff has completed a new traffic study that examined several alternatives, including prohibiting public access, one-way outbound traffic, and two-way traffic solutions. The results of the study indicate that both the Salem/Sperry Overpass and the Fairmont Connector, currently referred to as the "Northerly Point-of-Access", with a two-way connection to Fairmont Avenue work in tandem, and together these provide a comprehensive solution that addresses the existing and forecasted traffic growth. The two-way traffic solution is critical for the economic vitality of the North Atwater Village businesses while not significantly impacting the intersection operati...

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