NORWALK – The I-5 widening project is still years from completion, but that's not stopping Metro from prepping for the next congestion relief effort along another busy freeway corridor in southeast Los Angeles County -- the I-605.
The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Caltrans are hosting a public scoping meeting in Norwalk on Thursday to both inform and gather input from residents about plans to possibly widen the I-605 Corridor.
Over the next decade, transportation officials believe population and goods movement will place even greater demands on the I-605 stretch between the I-105 up to the I-10. As a result, Caltrans and Metro are working on drafting environmental impact reports to evaluate widening options as well as alternatives like increased transit.
The proposed I-605 Corridor Improvement Project will also seek to relieve traffic on State Route 60 and on the I-5 from Florence Avenue to Paramount Boulevard.
In order to make it past the pre-construction stage, Caltrans and Metro must incorporate input from residents potentially affected by the freeway improvements.
The scoping meeting for Norwalk residents is scheduled for Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Norwalk Assembly of God Church, located at 11129 Pioneer Blvd.
For more information or to share comments about the I-605 Corridor project, contact Isidro Panuco at (213) 922-4091 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.