Tuesday, April 3, 2012

2 Freeway Terminus Project: EPIA Meeting Thursday, April 5, 2012

Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 11, 2012.  Get ready for more traffic like this on the southbound 2 Freeway if the redesign ever happens.  Of course the EIR said Corralitas would not be affected despite CalTrans admission that ALL proposed alternatives would put more traffic idling in the southbound lanes, below us, than we already have.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

From: Echo Park Community Action Committee (EPCAC)
Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA)

Subject: Metro to present Terminus Project Update

Where: EPIA meeting
Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, Elysian Park
Thursday, April 5, 2012
7:00 pm

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will present an update of their activities on the SR2/Glendale Freeway Terminus Project at the Thursday, April 5, 2012, meeting of the Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA). It has been 18 months since Metro last informed the community of
its actions.

Although members of EPCAC and the EPIA were in touch with Council President Garcetti's office, Congressman Becerra's office, and Supervisor Molina's office in 2011 for help in getting new information about Metro's "hybrid" design for the Terminus Project, Metro provided little. Nor did community-led petitioning efforts draw any response from Metro.

Petitions were signed by numerous residents and business people opposing Metro's plan to do away with street parking on the west side of Glendale Boulevard south of the "flyover" off-ramp. Petitions were also signed opposing the sound wall proposal for the southern end of the Terminus, and more were signed in opposition to the planned deletion of a left-turn lane from the off-ramp on the east side of Glendale Boulevard.

We urge to you attend this meeting to find out what, exactly, Metro has to say.

Judith Raskin, Chairperson
Echo Park Community Action Committee

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