I-605 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Metro, in cooperation with Caltrans, is developing the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA/ED) for proposed improvements to I-605 from I-10 to I-105. The project also evaluates improvements to 5.5 miles of SR-60 near the interchange with I-605, and three miles of I-5 at I-605.
The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion and improve I-605 mainline and interchange operations. The proposed improvements being evaluated to improve I-605, I-5 and SR-60 include adding general purpose lanes, auxiliary lanes, and/or high occupancy vehicle (HOV) or high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes.
AA is leading the communications program as part of the technical teams being managed by Metro in coordination with Caltrans and partner agencies. Our firm’s tasks involve implementing a Public Participation Plan that complies with NEPA/CEQA community outreach requirements, including coordinating the elected briefings and public meetings, developing a social media program that encompasses online meeting facilitation and webinars, developing and maintaining the project website, maintaining the stakeholder database and developing project collateral and presentations materials.
AA coordinated public scoping meetings on the project in October and November 2016. As the PA/ED phase progresses, our firm will continue to arrange community information meetings as well as incorporate a variety of tech tools such as Arc Story maps, videos and other digital and multimedia tools to communicate project information throughout the development of the Draft EIR, which is scheduled to be circulated Spring 2019.