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File #: 2017-0097   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 2/14/2017 In control: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
On agenda: 5/17/2017 Final action: 5/17/2017
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE status update on the State Route 710 (SR 710) North Project environmental process including explanation of the performance measures/scoring and methodology used to compare and contrast various alternatives studied in the environmental process leading to recommendation of the Preferred Alternative.
Sponsors: Program Management (Department), Maria Luk
Indexes: Alhambra, California Environmental Quality Act, Construction, Draft EIS/EIR was published, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, I-210, I-710, Informational Report, Light rail transit, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Notice Of Determination, Record Of Decision, San Gabriel Valley, Tolls, Transportation system management
Attachments: 1. ATTACHMENT A- SR 710 North Project Study Area.pdf, 2. ATTACHMENT B- SR 710 North Project Performance Evaluation Matrix, 3. ATTACHMENT C SR 710 North Single Bore Fwy Tunnel Fact Sheet, 4. ATTACHMENT D-SR 710 North TSM-TDM Alternative.pdf
Related files: 2017-0358
Meeting_Body
REVISED
AD-HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY AND ROADS COMMITTEE
MAY 17, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: SR 710 NORTH PROJECT UPDATE
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE
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RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE status update on the State Route 710 (SR 710) North Project environmental process including explanation of the performance measures/scoring and methodology used to compare and contrast various alternatives studied in the environmental process leading to recommendation of the Preferred Alternative.

Issue
ISSUE
The current SR 710 environmental process started in 2011 to address the significant traffic congestion and the resulting community impacts along the missing segment of the 710 freeway between I-10 and I-210. The Study Area, as depicted in Attachment A of this report, extended more than 100 square miles and encompassed east/northeast Los Angeles and western San Gabriel Valley. This study was continuation of prior efforts dating back to the 1970s.

After comparing and weighing the benefits and impacts of a range of multi-modal alternatives, reviewing the comments received during the public circulation of the State Route 710 North Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (SR 710 North Draft EIR/EIS), and completing the performance evaluation for each of the alternatives (Attachment B), the technical studies completed over the past few years clearly capture the mobility benefits included in the Single Bore Freeway Tunnel (SBFT), with tolls and truck restrictions (no heavy trucks over 33,000 lbs tons). This 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.

Caltrans is the lead agency responsible for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Under CEQA, Caltrans will certify that the ...

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