The draft EIR/EA is available for viewing on the Caltrans website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/
Will reduce 1,000 accidents that cause injury or fatality over the next 20 years
Nearly 1 million commercial and personal vehicles use SR-60 every 3 days.
Inadequate weaving distances result in long delays and high accident rates.
Caltrans recently ranked the Confluence as the #1 congested freeway segment in District 7 (#3 in State).
Accident rate is higher than the State average.
Anticipate 10-12% increase in traffic over the next 20 years.
Will generate thousands of local jobs
Will Free the Way for expediency of goods delivery across the nation
Estimated $375 billion worth of goods move through the Los Angeles & Long Beach ports each year, of which, 77% of containerized goods are consumed outside of the Southern California region.
Traffic congestion regularly delays about one-fifth of commercial trucks in the region.
Unpredictable traffic congestion results in increased unreliability of commuters and goods, and delays can increase the cost of shipping by 50% to 250%.
46% lower gaseous air toxic emissions
19% net reduction in regional ozone precursor emission
Tailpipe diesel particulate matter (DPM) are the focus of regulations and programs to lower air toxins.
DPM contributes over 80% of the local air toxic cancer risk in the South Coast Air Basin.
Heavy-duty trucks emit pollutants known as reactive organic gases (ROG) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) that can lead to ground level ozone, commonly known as smog.