Janice Hahn

The battle over completing the 710 Freeway is heating up again, with a long tunnel in the mix

The battle over completing the 710 Freeway is heating up again, with a long tunnel in the mix

Closing “the gap” of the 710 Freeway in the San Gabriel Valley is one of the ugliest and longest running transportation battles in Southern California.

For years, Caltrans wanted to complete the freeway but faced heated opposition from residents. Now, there is a proposal to finish the 710 as a tunnel. That plan has also faced wide criticism.

A 4.9-mile-long tunnel would be longer than any other in California for auto traffic. It is expected to cost at least $5.4 billion.

Here are the latest developments:


Study says tunnel is the best solution

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority report studying the benefits and impacts of the proposal to...

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