Southern California transportation officials are planning a truck-only east-west freeway between two major interstates. The freeway, which is part of a 30-year regional transportation plan for the area, is intended to improve the movement of goods. Officials are considering the cargo highway between Interstate 710 in Commerce, Calif., and Interstate 15 in Ontario, Calif, adjacent to Highway 60. There are tentative plans for a four-lane causeway. The freeway is estimated to cost more than $15 billion.
Between 25% and 40% of the trucks would be port-related, nearly 40% would serve local goods movement dependent industries, and the remainder would support domestic trade.
Additionally, there is a heavy emphasis on the environment in tentative plan. Moving forward, the route may be strictly for zero-emission trucks that run on alternative fuels.