Press-Telegram (Long Beach) : 2021-03-08

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NEWS

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 nptruabl@licdohte.caar.igno 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!