METRO AND CALTRANS HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON HDC
To continue informing the public about one of the most comprehensive transportation plans ever proposed for north Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will host a series of public hearings to receive input on a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on the High Desert Corridor (HDC) released September 30, 2014.
The public comment period, open until December 2, 2014, seeks input on the HDC, a 63 mile corridor connecting SR-14 in Los Angeles County with US-395, I-15 and the SR 18/Bear Valley Road in San Bernardino County. HDC aims to improve travel safety and reliability while connecting residential, commercial and industrial areas in the Antelope Valley and Victor Valley, with major elements under study including a new highway/ expressway, tollway, high speed rail feeder service, potential green energy production and/or transmission facilities and a bikeway. The Draft EIR/EIS considers four build alternatives and the legally required “no build” alternative.
The hearing dates are:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Lake Los Angeles Elementary School
16310 East Avenue Q
Palmdale, CA 93591
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.*
Endeavour School of Exploration
12403 Ridgecrest Rd
Victorville, CA 92395
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.*
Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzanita Ballroom
38350 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA 93550
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Apple Valley Conference Center
14975 Dale Evans Parkway
Apple Valley, CA 92307
*These meetings will be broadcasted live. To participate, please go to ustream.tv/channel/metro-high-
The Draft EIS/EIR may be viewed online at: www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/HDC and at www.metro.net/hdc
The public is encouraged to review the Draft EIR/EIS and plan on attending the upcoming public hearings. The public is asked to assess whether or not the potential impacts have been addressed and provide any information that should be included in the final document. Following the comment period, Caltrans and Metro will evaluate the comments received, revise the document as needed and select a preferred alternative.
The public can submit written comments until December 2, 2014, using the following tools:
Mail -Ronald Kosinki, Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 South Main Street, MS 16A, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Public Hearings – Verbal and written comments may be submitted during any of the four public hearings noted above.