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Soto Street Roadway Widening Project from Multnomah Street to Mission Road

The project would widen Soto Street from three lanes to four lanes (two lanes in each direction) by adding an additional through lane in the southbound direction; add and widen approximately 2,500 feet of sidewalk on the west side of the street and add approximately 2,700 feet of new sidewalk and a retaining wall of varying height on east side of the street; create a new striped median and add protected bicycle lanes and shoulders to both sides of Soto Street; and incorporate Green Street elements consisting of infiltration basins with drought-tolerant planting, that would include approximately 2,500 feet of new storm drain culvert. The project would also improve the existing signalized intersection of Multnomah Street and Soto Street as well street lighting improvements along Soto Street.

Project Location:
The project would be located in the northeastern part of Los Angeles, along Soto Street (34°04'16.2"N 118°11'41.1"W) between Multnomah Street and Mission Road. The corridor connects the Cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena, Alhambra and the El Sereno community to the northeast, with the Lincoln Heights community to the southwest, and the Boyle Heights community to the south. 

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects:
Based on the analysis of the IS/MND, operation and construction of the project would not result in significant and unavoidable impacts to the project area. Other issues addressed in the IS/MND include: aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, noise, population and housing, recreation, transportation and traffic, tribal cultural resources, and utilities and service systems. With implementation of mitigation measures, no significant and unavoidable project impacts associated with these environmental topics are expected. 

Anticipated Approval Process:

The Final IS/MND will be considered for Board of Public Works approval; project adoption by City Council will follow soon after. 
Please check the Board of Public Works calendar for any updates related to this project.  They can be accessed here:

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Review Status Public Review Period
Final Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Open  
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program Open  
Notice of Availability Closed July 5, 2018 - August 6, 2018
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Closed July 5, 2018 - August 6, 2018
Mitigated Negative Declaration Appendices Closed July 5, 2018 - August 6, 2018