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AEG would fund new freeway lane, better train station to ease NFL stadium congestion

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To ease the congestion created by football fans flocking to downtown Los Angeles, AEG says it would throw tens of millions of dollars at projects to upgrade freeways, city streets and public transportation stations.

AEG's 10,000-page Environmental Impact Report, released Thursday, notes that Farmers Field will have "unavoidable significant impacts" on the area, including the influx of an estimated 20,000 vehicles downtown on game days.

In an effort to avoid transportation bottlenecks, the group says it will pay $2.4 million to help fund an additional lane to the Hollywood Freeway, and $10 million for upgrades to a Metro Blue Line station located near the proposed stadium. 

The report also says the plan meets requirement of a carbon-neutral stadium

 

Lisa Brenner can be reached via Twitter @lisa_brenner

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