I-710 Planning Effort Under Way
March 06, 2001
Truck lanes are one possibility being looked at in a two-year study to improve traffic conditions on Interstate 710 and nearby surface streets in the Los Angeles area.
The I-710 Major Corridor Study Oversight Policy Committee had its inaugural meeting last week. The I-710 Corridor is a critical part of commerce in the region, linking the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and the major manufacturing industries of Southeast Los Angeles County to the rest of the transportation network.
The study will look at various ways to accommodate future traffic levels on the I-710 Corridor. Such improvements may include, but are not limited to dedicated truck lanes, high-occupancy vehicle lanes and improved or new interchanges.
For the purposes of the study, the I-710 Corridor refers to that section of Interstate 710 (Long Beach Freeway) between State Route 60 (Pomona Freeway) on the north and the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles on the south, plus major arterial streets.