El Monte Declares Their Support of 710 Tunnel

On August 12th, the City of El Monte officially declared their support of completing the 710 Freeway via tunnel. In the letter addressed to the 710 Coalition, Mayor Andre Quintero states that they support the 710 tunnel "because it will reduce cut through traffic in local neighborhoods and connect the freeways in our region for shorter commutes."

Read his letter below:



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  • commented 2014-08-27 08:12:42 -0700
    As the earlier alternatives study three years ago showed that no projects were worthy east of Atlantic Ave., it seems strange that El Monte is concerned about Fremont rather than Peck, Rosemead, and Valley.- Sierra Club has proposed a new Beyond Measure R project of connecting the Gold Line North with the future Gold Line South and extending down to the Green or even the Blue Line in Long Beach.

    Remember as proposed the tunnel does not have any ramps/interchanges and all traffic that enters must go to either the 210-north bound or the 10-south bound…it doesn’t do anything for Huntington Drive, Valley, or Mission Road….yeah people from Altadena, LaCrescenta and LaCanada can get to the Gateway Cities faster but it doesn’t help us in central San Gabriel Valley….let’s get something for us, rather than LA and Alhambra…