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File #: 2017-0077   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/6/2017 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 2/23/2017 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to conduct feasibility studies and environmental clearance for a grade separation at the Centinela Avenue Light Rail Transit (LRT) crossing in the City of Inglewood.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Board approved a Motion, California Environmental Quality Act, Centinela Grade Separation (Project), Construction, Contractors, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Goods Movement Planning, Legislative And Financial Planning (Project), Grade separations, Grant Aid, Hollywood, Inglewood, Intersections, James Butts, Light rail transit, Los Angeles International Airport, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Rail C Line, Metro Rail E Line, Mitigation, Motion / Motion Response, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Project, Proposition A, Proposition C, Safety, Schedules and scheduling, South Bay Service Sector, Traffic signals, Transfers, Transportation Development Act - Article 4, Transportation Development Act of 1971, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - January 26, 2017 Board Motion, 2. Attachment B - Centinela Grade Separation Proposed Schedule
Related files: 2018-0245
Meeting_Body
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: CRENSHAW/LAX TRANSIT CORRIDOR

ACTION: AUTHORIZE STUDIES FOR CENTINELA GRADE SEPARATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to conduct feasibility studies and environmental clearance for a grade separation at the Centinela Avenue Light Rail Transit (LRT) crossing in the City of Inglewood.

Issue
ISSUE

At the January 26, 2017 Board meeting, a Motion was passed as an amendment to Item #48 (Attachment A) directing the CEO to report back to the Full Board at its February meeting regarding a possible new grade separation at the Centinela Avenue rail crossing of the Crenshaw/LAX Line. This intersection is currently being constructed as a gated, at-grade crossing. The motion stated: "Because of the significantly changed conditions since the approval of the environmental document for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, including increased traffic levels anticipated with the opening of the NFL Stadium - a major new regional attractor - a grade separation at this intersection is essential."

The Motion directed staff to examine how such a grade separation could be constructed without impacting the October 2019 completion date for the Crenshaw/LAX Line. It also directed staff to identify the cost of design and construction of the grade separation, sources of funding and the appropriate environmental clearance needed to proceed to design and construction.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background

Between 2009 and 2011, environmental studies for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor approved an at-grade crossing where the rail line crosses Centinela Avenue in the City of Inglewood. Prior to the decision for the at-grade crossing at Centinela, the environmental studies also considered both an aerial-grade separation as well as a below-grade undercrossing of Centinela Avenue as possible alternatives. The below- grade separation was identified as a design option, or be...

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