Why should we extend the 710 freeway and close the gap with a tunnel?

A:

The plan to complete the 710 has been on the books since the 210 and 710 freeways were built.  Originally planned as a freeway that would have cut through the heart of South Pasadena, new technology now allows for a tunnel to be built under the City, thereby protecting residents and preserving South Pasadena neighborhoods.

Closing the 710 Gap with a tunnel will:

  • Reduce traffic and gridlock, especially cut through traffic in our cities
  • Create good quality jobs
  • Respect the decision of the community and the voters who approved the tunnel project and Measure R