The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project is currently being proposed as an approximately 63-mile long, east-west multimodal and multipurpose transportation corridor that could include a freeway/expressway, toll lanes and/or High Speed Rail (HSR) feeder service, between State Route 14 in Los Angeles County and State Route 18 in San Bernardino County.
The project aims to improve mobility and access for people and goods in the Antelope, Victor, and Apple Valley areas of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.
The HDC project will also consider how a bike route and green energy production and transmission facilities can be incorporated into the corridor.
Since 2010, Metro and Caltrans have been working together to refine the alternatives and study the potential environmental impacts of the HDC. An Alternatives Analysis (AA) is currently underway to study the viability of incorporating a rail component into the project and to consider potential rail alignment options that would complement the proposed new highway facility.
Additionally, the AA will help to identify the rail-related technologies and supporting infrastructure required to deliver a high speed rail feeder service line with connections to the Palmdale Transportation Center station in Palmdale and an XpressWest station in Victorville.
Developers are hosting community meetings to provide a project update, share highlights of key findings from the Rail AA, review the refined Purpose and Need statement for the project, and discuss the next steps in the process.
They want to hear your thoughts and welcome your participation. Content provided at these meetings will be identical, so choose the meeting most convenient for you to attend.
- 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 15, at Lake Los Angeles Elementary School
16310 E Avenue Q, Palmdale
- 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2013 at Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Joshua Room
38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. This meeting will be broadcasted live. To participate, please go to ustream.tv/channel/metro-high-desert-corridor.
For more information, call 888.252.7433 or visit metro.net/hdc.
[Information via press release from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)]