Washington Boulevard is a major east-west corridor that passes through the City of Commerce located within the Gateway Cities region. It serves as one of the significant connectors between the I-710 and I-5 Freeways carrying approximately 35,000 vehicles per day, 25% of that being truck traffic. This segment of roadway is the key link in the regional movement of goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the terminals of the Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways.
The Washington Boulevard Project will provide significant improvements and benefits both locally and regionally within the Gateway Cities Region with improved traffic control measures, reduced traffic delays, and beautification to enhance the quality of life for commuters and the surrounding communities.
The project is a reconstruction and widening project covering a 2.7 mile segment of Washington Boulevard between Indiana Street to the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway. The project will improve truck circulation and current level of service operations by reducing delays and traffic while improving the overall air quality. Enhanced ADA compliant sidewalks for pedestrians use and LED energy saving retrofit for street and pedestrian lights will be installed to increase pedestrian and vehicle safety through this heavily used corridor.
This project will widen this segment from two lanes to three lanes in each direction, which will allow for an increase in the turning radius and larger medians for better traffic flow. Traffic signals, street lightings, and pedestrian improvements including upgraded ADA compliant sidewalks and landscaping are also part of the project plans.
This project is local and regional priority for the County of Los Angeles and is supported by Caltrans, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), California Transportation Commission (CTC), 710 Corridor Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and Gateway Council of Governments (COG).
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