Knabe Selected as Chairman of the I-710 Freeway Improvement Project

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe has been elected as the new Chair of the I-710 Executive Committee.

The central function of the I-710 Executive Committee is to provide policy guidance and general direction to the I-710 Corridor Improvement Program. The project will be a difficult undertaking that seeks to make major refurbishments to the 710 Freeway and its surrounding environment that connects the County’s two seaports to the rest of the region. This 20-mile stretch of freeway is a vital part of the trade capacity of the entire region.

I appreciate the support of my colleagues in selecting me to Chair this important committee, said Supervisor Knabe. This committee has a difficult task ahead of it, but improving the 710 will be good for the entire region. Reducing congestion and improving safety on this freeway will not only benefit the surrounding neighborhoods, but also the private and commercial drivers that use the freeway daily.

Other members of the committee include: Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Yvonne Burke, City of Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, City of Long Beach Vice Mayor Bonnie Lowenthal, City of Commerce Mayor Nancy Ramos, Caltrans District 7 Director Doug Failing, Port of Long Beach Commissioner Mike Walter and Port of Los Angeles Commissioner Jerilyn Mendoza.