Corridor Planning


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SCAG’s Corridor Planning Program seeks to support the planning of new corridors to provide for the future mobility needs of the region and to identify improvements to our existing corridors in order to allow them to continue to serve as vital elements of the transportation system for years to come.

Highways to Boulevards Regional Study  

SCAG received federal funding to develop a Highways to Boulevards Regional Study, which will identify opportunities to reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting, or mitigating transportation facilities such as highways or railways that create barriers to community connectivity. The Highways to Boulevards Regional Study furthers Connect SoCal’s vision for a more resilient and equitable future. SCAG will engage stakeholders from across the region from November 2023 through April 2025.  

The Highways to Boulevards Regional Study goals include: 

  • Identifying opportunities to reconnect communities by removing, retrofitting or mitigating transportation facilities, such as highways or railways, that create barriers to community connectivity including to mobility, access, or economic development.
  • Offering a path for communities to reknit by removing, retrofitting or mitigating transportation facilities so that what remains is a better fit for the context of their surroundings and serves all people.
  • Providing a framework to identify and evaluate potential transportation facilities to reconnect communities for performance improvements to provide more multi-modal travel options.
  • Focusing on areas that intersect with Priority Equity Communities.
  • Preserving local communities and creating opportunities for safer and healthier communities. 

Study work includes: 

  • Reviewing existing conditions as well as all ongoing highways-to-boulevards, freeway caps and railroad conversion projects in the region. 
  • Establishing a framework and a set of metrics for the identification of transportation facilities to reconnect communities. 
  • Implementing a robust and meaningful engagement strategy. 
  • Identifying and evaluating projects in the region that are potentially viable candidates for future improvements for reconnecting communities, particularly those intersecting with Priority Equity Communities. 
  • Developing conceptual designs for a subset of priority projects. 
  • Creating a guide for jurisdictions to mitigate the negative impacts of transportation facilities. 

For more information on the study, please contact:
Hina Chanchlani
Project Manager, Mobility Planning and Goods Movement