The purpose of the Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil Safety and Access project is to improve safety and mobility while maintaining suitable access to existing businesses and surrounding residential areas. Metro is partnering with the CHSRA and the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), in addition to the City of Glendale and the City of Los Angeles to advance this Project that will enhance the safety and mobility for the area. This project is considering the closure of both the Doran Street and the Brazil/Broadway at-grade crossings with the Metrolink tracks. A multitude of overpass alternatives have been considered that will achieve these closures.
As part of the short-term safety improvements substantial safety and functional upgrades have been constructed for the nearby Broadway/Brazil at grade crossing. The Doran Street crossing will also be retrofitted in the short-term to improve safety, including signal modifications, a new pedestrian crossing, and a modified roadway for one-way (westbound) use only. LIN Consulting was tasked with the preparation of traffic signal modification plan and pre-emption calculations for the intersection of Doran Street and San Fernando Road. LIN Consulting participated in coordination meetings with California Public Utilities Commission staff and coordinated with City of Glendale and Los Angeles Department of Transportation staff.