Topic: Eminent Domain
of Los Angeles County, known as Victor Valley, experienced significant
growth in the past decade. As a result of this rapid expansion, The Los
Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) and
Caltrans, along with the towns of Palmdale, Lancaster and Victorville,
and others, have joined together to execute a study on transportation
improvement in this area. The High Desert Corridor (“HDC”) project is
currently in the Draft Environmental Impact Report stage, The HDC footprint reflects the proposed span of this project, which would bridge the 14 and 18 freeways.
believe that the current infrastructure, which moves commercial
vehicles as well as provides transportation to local airports, does not
support increased traffic volume. The goal of the HDC is to ease
congestion along the route between Los Angeles and San Bernardino
Counties, but the project has also evolved into a “multipurpose
corridor”. This multi-level plan includes toll roads, bicycle lanes and green energy initiatives such as charging stations for electric vehicles.