CBS Los Angeles: Caltrans Officially Kills 710 Extension Project After Decades Of Debate

Monday, December 3 2018

PASADENA (CBSLA) — The 710 Freeway extension project is officially dead after six decades of debate over lengthening the busy interstate route from Alhambra to Pasadena. Caltrans announced Wednesday that it had finalized a report endorsing local street improvements instead of a freeway tunnel.

“I’m ecstatic that the EIR was finally signed, bringing closure to this six-decade 710 fight,” said Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge. “Generations of neighbors on both sides of this issue passionately pushed their perspectives and now we can all turn our attentions to collaboratively solving local transportation needs. This removes the threat of the freeway and allows Caltrans to sell the balance of properties acquired to facilitate its construction.”

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