LA Freeway Ramp ‘Quietly Canceled’

A 2018 lawsuit forced Metro and Caltrans to do full environmental reviews of the project, leading to its cancellation.

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February 29, 2024, 12:00 PM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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With little fanfare, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) canceled a proposed freeway offramp near downtown L.A., reports Joe Linton for Streetsblog LA.

“The 110 Adams Terminus Improvement Project would have extended a 2000+foot long ramp from below 28th Street to Figueroa Street,” Linton explains. The agencies nixed the project after a 2018 lawsuit forced them to do full environmental reviews. “Upon further study, Caltrans and Metro found the new elevated structure would have ‘significant environmental and community impacts,’ leading them to select the no-build alternative - effectively canceling the project.”

The ramp was first proposed in the 1980s. The project was killed after it met with local opposition, then resurrected a decade ago.

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