Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2 Freeway Terminus Project: Environmental Review Available

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 13, 2009. The 2 Freeway from Corralitas Drive. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

After several delays, the environmental review is available for 2 Freeway Terminus Redesign Project. It's available on the State's website, or more directly here. It is open for public review until July 2, 2009.

ALL alternatives, including the "do nothing option," will put more traffic idling on the southbound 2 Freeway in our neighborhood. So, we may as well choose an alternative that gains as much park space and benefit to the community as possible. The community has consistently chosen the alternative that includes keeping the flyover ramp and turning it into park space. CalTrans keeps changing the name of that alternative to confuse the public.

CalTrans and the MTA are holding two community workshops and a public hearing in June which might be easier deal with than weeding through a 292 page document:

Community Workshop
Tues., June 9, 2009
6:30-8:30 PM
Mayberry Elementary School
2414 Mayberry Street
Los Angeles CA 90026

Community Workshop
Thurs., June 11, 2009
6:30-8:30 PM
Barlow Hospital, Williams Hall
in Elysian Park
2000 Stadium Way
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Public Hearing
Tues., June 16, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Mayberry Elementary School
2414 Mayberry St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

For more information contact the project helpline (213) 922-3010 or www.metro.net

Last fall, we explored the history of our neighborhood surrounding the 2 Freeway through photos collected primarily from neighbors. If you have any photos of the neighborhood before or during freeway construction, please share them with us: redcarproperty@gmail.com.