US 101 Freeway Corridor meets to list transportation strategies

| 8/1/2002

On Tuesday, California's US 101 Freeway Corridor Improvement Study's steering committee met in Los Angeles to hash out recommendations and narrow a list of transportation strategies down from 12 to three for one of the nation's busiest freeways.

Once the recommendations are offered, the study team will launch a public outreach effort in order to obtain more public input. The area being studied is the US 101 Freeway Corridor, from State Route 23 in Thousand Oaks to SR 110 in downtown Los Angeles.

The three-year study grew out of a February 2000 summit, which led to legislation (AB2816) that identified funding for the study. In January, three public meetings were held to evaluate current freeway conditions and recommend improvements.

Proposed improvements being studied are whether to increase average speeds, reduce congestion along the freeway and adjacent surface streets, reduce delays, improve safety, improve air quality, and reduce commuter traffic in residential neighborhoods.

The study covers approximately 40 miles, from Moorpark Freeway (SR 23) in Thousand Oaks, to Pasadena/Harbor Freeway (SR 110) in downtown Los Angeles. Future meeting notices can be found by calling (866) 668-3101 or on the Web at