El Monte Siding Extension Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021020210
Public Agency
Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Document Title
El Monte Siding Extension Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/10/2021

Document Description
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) is proposing the El Monte Siding Extension Project (Project) to upgrade Metrolink's current regional passenger rail services along its existing San Bernardino Line. The Project includes new rail infrastructure that would be constructed almost entirely within SCRRA’s right of way (ROW) in the City of El Monte, with grade crossing improvements at El Monte Station and Tyler Avenue, and a siding extension. The Project would extend the existing track siding, which starts west of El Monte Station, by 3,170 feet. The Project is within a 0.9-mile railroad segment on Metrolink’s San Gabriel Subdivision and would extend from Mile Post (MP) 12.9 to MP 13.5, terminating north of Interstate 10 (I-10).

Contact Information
Chris Haskell
SCRRA
Lead/Public Agency
900 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone : (213) 452-0242
HaskellC@scrra.net

Location

Cities
El Monte
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Citywide Countywide Southern California
Other Location Info
El Monte Station is located in the City of El Monte in Los Angeles County on SCRRA’s San Gabriel Subdivision at Mile Post (MP) 12.6 and 10925 Railroad Street between Santa Anita and Tyler Avenues north of Valley Boulevard. The siding extension would have an eastern termination at MP 13.5.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15275
Reasons for Exemption
The Project would increase commuter and passenger service by extending existing track siding on an existing rail line and involves pedestrian at-grade crossing safety and reliability improvements, including elimination of an existing unprotected pedestrian at-grade crossing and installation of sidewalk improvements to allow safe passage.
County Clerk
Los Angeles

Attachments

Environmental Document
CEQA Project Description_El MonteSidingExtension   PDF 839 K
Notice of Exemption
Notice of Exemption_El Monte2   PDF 60 K

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