The City of Pico Rivera in collabration with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority, will be proceeding with the Washington Boulevard Bridge Project after Congresswoman Linda Sánchez secures $5 million for the project.
The project will consist of the Washington Boulevard Bridge crossing over the Rio Hondo River as part of the Metro L Line (Gold) Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project that extends the light rail transit line further east from its current terminus at Pomona Bl and Atlantic Bl in East Los Angeles through the cities of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier.
The project will serve a densely populated and highly congested study area, by 2042 it is projected that population will increase 11% and employment will increase 25%.
These communities comprise a large, transit dependent population in east Los Angeles County with 34% of the population identified as low-income households and 9% as zero vehicle households.
The Metro L Line (Gold) Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project is being implemented to improve transit access and mobility by connecting communities of eastern Los Angeles County to Metro's regional transit system. The Project will serve the large number of transit-dependent and low-income populations in the project area and increase access to major employment centers, activity centers, and destinations in the project area and Los Angeles County.