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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.

Thursday, November 29 2018

California transportation officials effectively ended a six-decade battle over the unfinished 710 Freeway this week, recommending against a costly, controversial freeway tunnel that would have been the longest in the state.

Caltrans’ decision to prioritize a series of street improvements over an extension of the freeway comes a year after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority stripped the 710 tunnel of about $700 million in funding and dedicated the funds to freeway, interchange and surface street improvements.

Thursday, November 29 2018

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.

Thursday, November 29 2018

At a press conference in Arlington Garden Wednesday, California Secretary of Transportation Brian Annis and State Senator Anthony Portantino presented the signed final Environmental Impact Report for 710 Freeway extension which formally adopts a local street improvement alternative to the multibillion-dollar eight-lane tunnel proposed 15 years ago.

“This is the finish line,” said an exuberant State Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Pasadena.

Wednesday, November 28 2018

A street-improvement alternative to complete the 710 Freeway gap has been selected over a multibillion-dollar, eight-lane tunnel project, according to the final environmental impact report for the project revealed Wednesday morning in Pasadena.