Friday, June 12, 2009

Community meeting re: 710 freeway tunnel

In June 2008, Caltrans and Metro began the SR-710 Tunnel Technical Study to examine the possibility of extending the SR-710 using a tunnel. The purpose of the study is to consider all practical routes for extending the SR-710 using a tunnel based on soil and subsurface conditions.

The study considers several different alternatives in a route-neutral manner (meaning they will study multiple routes including those that connect to the 210 freeway) and includes the cities of Alhambra, Glendale, La CaƱada Flintridge, Los Angeles, Monterey Park, San Marino, Pasadena and South Pasadena.

While there are currently no plans to build a tunnel, some CD13 residents have expressed concern about the possibility of a tunnel impacting Los Angeles neighborhoods. If you have concerns, or would like to learn more I encourage you to attend the community meeting next Tuesday in Northeast Los Angeles. Here are the details:

Northeast Los Angeles Community Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Ramona Hall, 4580 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

If you have any questions about the technical study, please check the project website at or contact the SR-710 Study Information Office located at 3412 North Eastern Avenue. It is open to the public and staff is available to provide the latest information about the study and upcoming meetings.