The environmental impact report for San Diego (405) Freeway expansion improvements between the 73 toll road and the San Gabriel (605) Freeway will be released Friday, and public hearings start June 4.
The draft environmental report will be available online on the Caltrans website: www.dot.ca.gov/dist12/405/index.htm.The following public hearings -- which will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. --are scheduled:
- June 4 at the Orange Coast College Student Center, 2701 FairviewRoad in Costa Mesa;
- June 6 at the Westminster Community Services Facility, 8200Westminster Ave. in Westminster;
- June 7 at Rush Park Auditorium, 3021 Blume Drive in Rossmoor
- June 14 at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 17967 Bushard St. inFountain Valley.
Proposed improvement include adding a lane in each direction, adding twolanes in each direction, adding a general purpose lane and a toll lane ineach direction that would be managed together with the existing carpool lane,or a no-build alternative.
The 405 is one of the busiest freeways anywhere, with sections handlingupward of 300,000 vehicles per day. Caltrans and the OCTA estimate trafficvolume will increase about 35 percent by 2040.
Members of the public can submit comments on the environmental report to Smita Deshpande, Caltrans District 12 at 2201 Dupont Drive, Suite 200,Irvine, Ca., 92612, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City News Service