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5/5/2014



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Environmental reports on 710 North study to undergo public review next year, LACMTA says


A draft environmental impact report and environmental impact statement (DEIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North study will be released for public comment in February 2015, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) officials announced Friday.

In response to community stakeholders who asked for more time to consider the draft documents, the public review period also will be doubled from 45 to 90 days, according to a joint press release.

The documents would address address traffic and environmental impacts within east/northeast Los Angeles, the western San Gabriel Valley and the region generated by a 4.5-mile gap in the original 710 Freeway design that exists between Alhambra and Pasadena, Calif.

The DEIR/EIS will examine five alternatives: light rail, bus rapid transit, transportation system management/transportation demand management, a freeway tunnel and a no build option, LACMTA and Caltrans officials said.



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