PALMDALE – The Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report(Draft EIS/EIR) for the High Desert Corridor is now available for review and comment through December 2, 2014 at 5 p.m. View the document here.
Two public hearings will be held in the Antelope Valley. The hearings will feature displays, a copy of the Draft EIS/EIR and a short presentation summarizing the results of the environmental analysis. Attendees also will be able to provide verbal and written comments.
Local public hearings/open houses
7-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Lake Los Angeles Elementary School
16310 East Avenue Q, Lake Los Angeles
6-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzanita Ballroom
38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale
The Palmdale hearing will be broadcasted at ustream.tv/channel/metro-high-desert-corridor. The webcast will begin 30 minutes after the start time.
The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project is considering construction of a new multi-modal link between State Route 14 in Los Angeles County and State Route 18 in San Bernardino County. The project would connect residential, commercial and industrial areas in Southern California, including the cities of Palmdale, Lancaster, Adelanto, Victorville and the Town of Apple Valley. While recent economic conditions have slowed growth throughout California, projections show that there will be significant growth in the HDC area again in the future.
In anticipation of this future growth, combined with existing congestion on east/west corridors such as I-210, I-10, SR-60 and SR-138, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) partner agencies initiated the HDC Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) in September 2010.
Goals of the project include:
- Address current and future regional growth
- Improve east-west mobility
- Enhance safety
- Improved connections between regional airports and efficient movement of goods