30-day Public Comment Period Begins on August 1,
Public Meeting Scheduled for August 18

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — August 1, 2011 — The Port of Los Angeles, in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), has released two environmental documents — a joint Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) and Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) — to address the environmental effects of the John S. Gibson Boulevard/I-110 Access Ramps and SR 47/I-110 Connector Improvements Project.

The project site extends from the southbound SR 47 to northbound I-110 connector, and the northbound I-110 ramps at John S. Gibson Boulevard. The proposed project involves widening of the SR 47/I-110 connector from one to two lanes, extending the additional general purpose lane on the northbound I-110 past the John S. Gibson Boulevard off-ramp, modifying the northbound ramps at the interchange and improving the intersection at that location. The project would also include improvements to the existing drainage system and widening of the Pacific Avenue underpass and the Channel Street overpass. To abate existing and future traffic noise, soundwalls will be constructed.

The 30-day public comment/review period is from August 1 to August 30, 2011. A public meeting to receive comments will be held on August 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Port of Los Angeles Administration Building. A copy of the document is also available for public review at the following locations:

• Port of Los Angeles website.
• Port of Los Angeles Administration Building at 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
• Los Angeles City Library, San Pedro Branch at 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
• Los Angeles City Library, Wilmington Branch at 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, CA 90744

Comments on the IS/MND should be submitted in writing prior to the end of the 30-day public review period and must be postmarked by August 30, 2011. Please submit written comments to:

Christopher Cannon
Director of Environmental Management
Port of Los Angeles
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Written comments may also be sent via email to ceqacomments@portla.org. Comments sent via email should include the project title in the subject line and a valid mailing address in the email. Questions regarding this notice or the project should be directed to Lisa Ochsner, CEQA Supervisor at (310) 732-3412. 

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

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