Partnership Support's LA County Metro's INFRA Grant Application to Fix the 57/60 Confluence
IRWINDALE, CA - This week, the Partnership sent a letter of support on behalf of LA County Metro's federal INFRA grant application to fix the terrible 57/60 confluence - the 5th-worst truck bottleneck in the entire nation and the worst in California.
"The 57/60 confluence is a traffic nightmare," said Bill Manis, Partnership President and CEO. "Cars and trucks pile up at this junction, causing massive delays, releasing more carbon monoxide from idling cars and leading some drivers to get off the freeway and clog up the streets in Diamond Bar, Walnut, Pomona, and Rowland Heights. The residents of the San Gabriel Valley need this bottleneck fixed and fixed now."
The Partnership has worked with the Cities of Industry and Diamond Bar for many years to lobby the U.S. Department of Transportation for funding to fix the freeway project. Progress has been made, notably with the recent opening of the new Lemon Avenue off-ramp off the SR60, but the bulk of the freeway realignment remains incomplete. Additional federal funding would be a major boost to the project, which has local funds through Measure M to be completed.
Those who are interested in sending in an additional support letter may contact Lillian De Loza-Gutierrez from Metro at DeLozaGutierrezL@metro.net.