The 710 Tunnel is History!

After years of controversy, 710 Freeway tunnel is dead. Millions will be spent on street improvements


LA Times | by Dan Weikel | May 25, 2017 3:55pm 

"The fight over how to connect the stub ends of two freeways has spawned anger and litigation for decades, pitting neighbor against neighbor in the San Gabriel Valley and nearby areas.

On Thursday, the proposed 710 Freeway tunnel — most recently the leading option — effectively died.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to withdraw its support and funding for a five-mile, $3.2-billion tunnel through El Sereno, South Pasadena and Pasadena connecting the 710 and 210 freeways.

Instead, the board voted to spend $700 million on a range of transportation fixes to ease congestion and other problems arising from traffic spilling onto the streets of Alhambra at the 710’s abrupt northern terminus." READ MORE

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