NEWS | | 7 MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021 LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM » PRESSTELEGRAM.COM A State Route 91 Central Avenue to Acacia Court Improvement Project Notice of Availability of the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment, Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Announcement of Public Hearing Whatt iissBBeienigngPlPanlannedn?edT?heTChaeliCfoarlniifaoDrneipaarDtmeepnatrotmf Ternatnsopfortation (Caltrans) District 7, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Gateway Cities pertorpoopsoelsitoanimTprraonvsepaoprotartiionnoAf tuhtehSotraiteyR(Mouteetr9o1) cGoarrtiedworabyetCwietieensCCenoturanlcAilvoenfuGe the Transportation (Caltrans) District 7, in cooperation with the LCosunAcnilgoeflGesovCeornumnetyntsM, a(nSRd-t9h1e) oanvderAncmaceinatCs,opurtolpoocastesd tion iCmitpyrofvCeoamppotorntioandotfhethCeitSy toafteCaRrsoountean9d1o(nSeRov-9er1h)eacdorsrigidnolorcbaetetdwneeanr Central Avenue and Acacia Court located in the City of Compton acnodngtehsetioCni,tiymopfroCvearmsobnilaitnydanodnesaofevtyerohfetahde Braemapcsh) BonoSuRle-v9a1rbdetwietehninaptphreoxCimityateolyf LCoentgralBAevaecnhuienanLdoAs Canoduennthy,anCcae lliofcoarlnrioaad(Pwraoyjeocpte)r.atTiohnes.pTuhrepoprsoeposfetdhPerPojreocjteicmtpirsovtoemr congestion, improve mobility and safety of the freeway (both mcoaninelcintiengaCndenrtaraml SanRd-9W1ilbmeitnwgteoennAavpepnuroexoinm- AarveetnwuoeaaltnerdnaAticvaecsiuanCdeorucrotn,saidnedraetinohna, nincceluldoicnaglaroNaodBwuailyd oAplterantaitoivnesa.nd Ta hBeuipldroAplotesrendatiPvreo. ject improvements include a Collector-Distributor ) ad th astrurdieierd-stehpeaerfafetectdthseysptreomjectthmataywhoauvledornun parallel to the SR-91 mainline in each direction, connecting Central Avenue and Wilmington Avenue on- and off-ramps. There are two aElntevrinroantmiveenstaul nPdoelircycoAncst.idTehreaptiuornpo, ois BtouiinlfdorAmlttehrenpautibvliec aonfdthae athteivIeS./EA Long Beach Boulevard within the City of Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California (Project). The purpose of the Project is to reduce fsriegenwaloyc(abtoethd mneaianrliLneoanngd cAancigaeCleosurt, edntusce include a Collector-Distributor (C-D) road with a concrete-barrier-separated system that would run parallel to the SR-91 mainline in each direction, Apsv)enoune antedlyoffC-reanmtpras.l There (WC-hD y Trho is Nowtic e?a Ccaolntrcarnesthea-bs the environment and has prepared an Initial Study (IS)/Environmental Assessment (EA) with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the National siencolfuthdisnngoaticNe aBvuailadbAililttyeornf and proposed MND, and to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the Project. Why This Notice? Caltrans has studied the effect the project may hParovjeecotn-letvheel hshaoswpsrethpaatrtehde Environmental Assessment (EA) with Proposed Mitigated Nmeognaotxiivde D(CeOc)lareraqtuiiorend(bMy N40DC)FfRor9c3o.1m16palinadn9c3e.1w2i3t.hTtheePCroajleicftoirsnniaot Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of thaend availability of the IS/EA and proposed MND, and to provide the pcuobmleics ceonnvfiorromnimtyeantalaynsdis PanrojIencittiwailllSctoundfyor(mISto)/the State Implementation Plan, including localized impact analysis with interagency consultation for particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and carbon considered a Project of Concern regarding particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5 ) as defined in 40 CFR 93.123(b)(1). As detailed in IS/EA, PM10 PM2.5 hot-spot analysis was not completed because Clean Air Act and 40 CFR 93.116 requirements are met without an explicit hot-spot analysis. The Project farnomopapcorntfuonrmitiyngtoRceogimonmaleTnrtaonnsptohretatPiornojPelcatn. and Transportation Improvement Program. Comment is requested regarding the project-level Pcroonjfeocrmt-ilteyvaenlaclyosnisf.ormity analysis shows that the Project will cWonhfaotr m o e eandtaptironpoPseladnM, iNnDcluardeinavgaliolacbalelifzoerdreview impact analysis with interagency consultation for particulate matter aQnudesPtiMons 9li3n.k11no6teadndab9o3ve.1. 23. The Project is not considered a Project of CWohnecre rn gCaordmin g 40 CFR 93.123(b)(1). As detailed in the IS/EA, PM10 and PM2.5 hot-spot analysis was not completed because Clean Air Act and 40 CFR 93.116 requirements are met without an explicit hot-spot aAnavliyrtsuiasl. rhoejaercint sbefrhoemld aoncoWnfeodrnmesind g eMgaiorn al a2n0s2p ofrrtaotmion Plan and Transportation Improvement Program. Comment is requested regarding the project-level conformity analysis. pIDo:se9d40M28N1D9 ’s Atv aitlha blSet?atTehIemISp/lEemA https://www.metro.net/projects/i-605-corridor-hot-spotsprogram/SR-91-early-action-projects/. online at: A project Fact Sheet and Frequently ()FaAnQd)cdaorcbuomnenmtoanreoaxviadiela(bCleOin) ErenqguliisrhedanbdyS4pa0nCishFRin the (APsMked 10 2.5 e Yore u e Inp.arCtiaclutrlaantse ims cautrtreern(tlPyMsolicaintidngPwMritt)enascodmemfinenetds from public agencies, private entities, and interested/affected individuals regarding the environmental issues analyzed in the IS/EA. We would like your input. Comment period closes on in 10 2.5 Thursday, April 8, 2021. ayR , ch 2T4r , 1 pTuhbeliPc gcowmilel to discuss the proposed project. 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Webinar link: https://tinyurl.com/b974vf7n, Passcode: 5851 3h3e8I-S84/E77A, Wanedbipnaror 9a7r7e2available WDih ait ’s Apvhaoinlaeb l2e1?3T) al n by :( Dial in by phone (Spanish): (571) 317-3122; Access Code: 740-084-765 Please submit comments or suggestions on the Project no later than via email to or via post mail to: for review online at: https://www.metro.net/projects/i-605-corridorhot-spots-program/SR-91-early-action-projects/. Contact. April 8, 2021 A project Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document are avaMilra.bRleonianldEKngoslinshskai,nDdeSpuptaynDisihstriincttDheirelcintokr noted above. SR91_Central@dot.ca.gov Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning Wh1e0r e 0 SYouot hM nS trIene.t,CMaSlt-r1a6nAs CpAu9b0l0ic12agencies, u Caoim e is currently soliciting written comLomseAnntsgeflreosm, private entities, and interested/ affeActten:dSitnadteivRioduutael9s1re/Cgeanrtdrainl gAvtheneuentvoiArocnacmiaenCtoaulrtissues analyzed in the IS/EA. We would like your input. Comment period closes on If you have any questions or would like additional information, please :V neAssp a e8la s2co0 , Environmental Planner, Caltrans District 7 at (213) 266-6937 or through the project email at: Tcohnutarcstd aya , rV il , 2A1.ssociate SRv9ir1t_uCae email@example.com v.will Wednesday, March 24, 2021 A l g be held on to discuss the proposed project. from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Individuals who require special accommodation are requested to contact the Project Team at the email or phone number above at least 72 hours prior to ulliendkp: uhbtltip c Wthe bscinhaedr Passcode: 5851 DiaT l n y hofonrey : 1i3n ) -8 47th7i , Wimepboirnt ar Dtr : 0 9 Dial in by phone (Spanish): (571) 317-3122; Access Code: 740-084-765 sh:/e/atirninygudral.tce.om/b974vf7n, hia nbk op u o(u2 r te3r3e8 st in s nI t a9n4sp o2rt8a1ti on97p7ro2ject! Contact. Please submit comments or suggestions on the Project no later than via email to or via post mail to: April 8, 2021 SR91_Central@dot.ca.gov Mr. Ronald Kosinski, Deputy District Director Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning 100 South Main Street, MS-16A Los Angeles, CA 90012 Attn: State Route 91 / Central Avenue to Acacia Court If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact: Vanessa Velasco, Associate Environmental Planner, Caltrans District 7 at (213) 266-6937 or through the project email at: SR91_Central@dot.ca.gov. Individuals who require special accommodation are requested to contact the Project Team at the email or phone number above at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled public hearing date. Thank you for your interest in this important transportation project!