County pushes for 710 Freeway tunnel

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Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors isn’t giving up hope that a Long Beach (710) Freeway extension be made underground, even though the governor vetoed a bill this month that would have ensured that outcome.

The board voted unanimously last week in favor of motion ensuring that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority define any proposed 710 extension as a “tunnel,” according to Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s office.

Without that description, the project could still be built above-ground and could potentially “devastate the communities through which construction would take place,” according to an Antonovich news release.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have required any 710 extension through Pasadena be constructed as an underground tunnel.

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Written by Zain Shauk

October 26, 2009 at 9:07 am

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