South Pasadenan: Victory For South Pasadena as 710 Freeway Extension Plans Are Finally Laid to Rest
At long last, it’s over.
After decades of study, debate and legal battles, mostly between the cities of South Pasadena and Alhambra, the 710 Freeway extension plan is “finally dead” declared State Senator Anthony Portantino during a press conference in Pasadena on Wednesday.
California Secretary of transportation Brian Annis and Portantino presented the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) during the hour-long session at Arlington Gardens, a beautiful outdoor setting once in the path of the proposed surface route for a freeway that has been on the books since 1947, according to South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Richard Schneider, when the city officially objected to the extension of the freeway.
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