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File #: 2018-0245   
Type: Project Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/26/2018 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 11/14/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING the Centinela/Florence Grade Separation Traffic Study; and B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to: 1. Initiate engineering design study to be funded in cooperation with the City of Inglewood; and 2. Work with the City of Inglewood to develop its Funding and Delivery Strategy Plan.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Airport Metro Connector, Authorization, California Environmental Quality Act, Construction, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Funding plan, Grade separations, Inglewood, Intersections, Land use, Light rail transit, Long Range Transportation Plan, Los Angeles International Airport, Maps, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Equity Platform, Metro Green Line, Peak hour traffic, Project, Queuing, Safety, Traffic safety, Traffic signals
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - January 2017 Board Motion, 2. Attachment B - February 2017 Board Action, 3. Attachment C - Map of Inglewood Projects, 4. Attachment D – Centinela Avenue Grade Separation Traffic Study, 5. Presentation
Related files: 2017-0077
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 14, 2018
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: CENTINELA/FLORENCE CRENSHAW/LAX LINE GRADE SEPARATION STUDY

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING the Centinela/Florence Grade Separation Traffic Study; and

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to:

1. Initiate engineering design study to be funded in cooperation with the City of Inglewood; and

2. Work with the City of Inglewood to develop its Funding and Delivery Strategy Plan.

Issue
ISSUE

In January 2017, the Board adopted Motion 48 (Attachment A) providing direction to conduct a study and environmental clearance for a grade separation at the Centinela/Florence crossing on the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Transit Line (LRT) line in the City of Inglewood. In February 2017 (Legistar File #2017-0077), staff reported that a traffic study would be conducted as the first step prior to commencing environmental clearance. This report presents the results from the Centinela/Florence Grade Separation Traffic Study. Board authorization to proceed into the next project phase is needed to move the potential project to the next steps.

Background
BACKGROUND

The Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Crenshaw/LAX line was completed in 2011. Metro's Grade Crossing Policy was used to determine which crossings on the Crenshaw line could operate as at-grade crossings, and which ones would need to be grade separated. Such policy-based analysis is conducted for all Metro's planned light rail lines. The results of this analysis indicated that the intersection of Centinela/Florence Avenues could operate as an at-grade crossing, which is how the crossing is currently being constructed. In 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted approval for the at-grade crossing but added certain design features, including addit...

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