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Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil Grade Separation Project

The purpose of the Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil Grade Separation Project is to improve safety and mobility while maintaining suitable access to existing businesses and surrounding residential areas. The Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil at-grade rail crossings are critical to the Atwater Village community and provide a unique challenge of limited access, adjacent industrial uses, and a mix of business and residential interests. In addition, the Doran Street at-grade rail crossing has been identified as one of the rail crossings in Los Angeles that would gain the most significant benefits from safety enhancements in Los Angeles County.

Current Status

On January 10th, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted Metro approval to modify the previously approved one-way (westbound) use only design due to unanimous concurrence and letters of agreement from the City of Glendale, the City of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, and the Pelanconi Homeowners Association.

With CPUC approval, the team refined and submitted plans for the two-way interim conditions for Doran Street with quiet zone ready improvements in June 2019. The potholing work order for all utility identification relating to the interim condition improvements at Doran Street has also been completed And, in October 2019, the Metro Board agreed to further advance active transportation design elements into the overall design of the project.

The interim improvements are anticipated to be performed in advance of the grade separation improvement planned as part of the Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil Grade Separation Project. This project will provide an overpass crossing at Salem Street/Sperry Street and extension of West San Fernando Road to Fairmont Avenue and allows the closure of the Doran Street and West Broadway/Brazil Street at-grade crossings. Metro staff will continue to apply for state and federal funding and examine all available funding opportunities for each of the unfunded project elements while advancing the final design of the ultimate project configurations.

Lastly, the City of Glendale is constructing the Traffic Signal Modification improvements for Broadway/Brazil. The City of Glendale is the lead agency for the traffic signal-related improvements and should be contacted for any questions relating to construction activity. The City of Glendale’s webpage provides more information on this improvement and can be found here :

For additional information, please check the Metro Program Management website at:

Past Project Materials

Past Community Meetings

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3 – 5 pm and 6 – 8 pm

Environmental Management Center
780 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Community Update Meeting (October 2017)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
3-5pm and 6-8pm

Environmental Management Center
780 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Links to the presentation and the display boards from December 7, 2016 community meetings are provided below:

Main Presentation

Exhibit Boards