Project Purpose

This phase of the project will evaluate and disclose in an environmental document, the benefits and impacts of alternatives that will address the existing and future problems on the 101. To define the specific problems of the corridor, the environmental document includes a Purpose statement and a Need statement that describes what the preferred alternative needs to achieve to be successful.  The early planning documents include a preliminary statement of Purpose and Need. These will be refined and enhanced as the project moves through later stages of project development.

Project Purpose:

  • Reduce existing congestion
  • Improve traffic operations
  • Accommodate future traffic volumes forecasted in this area

The Need:

  • Level of service varies from F to C
  • Region population has increased about 45% since 1990 and is anticipated to further increase
Initial Planning