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The epic battle to extend the 710 Freeway comes to an end today

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Early morning traffic jams the entrance to the 710 Freeway Wednesday April 21, 2010 in Alhambra, Calif. Nick Ut/AP

The battle over the 710 Freeway extension came to an end at today’s Los Angeles Metro Board meeting. Metro Los Angeles'  proposal was voted down and remaining funds that were allocated to the project will go to other street infrastructure plans.

It’s a debate that’s been in circulation since the 1960s, and has left locals at odds over whether a tunnel to connect the 710 and 210 Freeways would be best for both commuters and residents. South Pasadena residents have argued against the expansion, while people in San Gabriel Valley have supported the potential connection.

As reported by the L.A. Times, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last week sparked the issue again, with a report which endorsed a nearly 5-mile tunnel to connect the two freeways.

Larry asks listeners their thoughts on this long-running argument.

For more on the vote, click here.


Larry Wilson, public editor of Pasadena Star News

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