Motion to remove the 710 Tunnel project as an option to “Close the Gap” has passed unanimously, the Tunnel Project is Dead
The bitter battle over whether to build a tunnel to bridge the 6.2-mile gap between the 710 freeway in Alhambra and the Interstate 210 in Pasadena has finally come to an end. Metro Board voted this morning unanimously to pass the motion to remove the 710 tunnel project as an option to close the gap between Alhambra-Pasadena, which was a 60 year old issue.
Earlier, during a public comments section the board heard form, among others, Mayor Terry Tornek, Jeff Baum of the West Pasadena Residents Association, (WPRA), Jonathan Edewards of the Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association (DPNA), and Claire Bogaard of the No 710 Action Committee, then the Metro Board members gave their opinion on the topic, after which the board voted unanimously to pass the motion.
The motion was presented by Board President John Fasana and and Board Director Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger to “implement mobility improvements that are fundable with existing resources and to bring some relief to affected corridor cities.” Such “improvements” would now, not include the 710 Tunnel.