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Opponents of 710 Freeway extension offer alternatives to tunneling
Opponents of 710 Freeway extension offer alternatives to tunneling

It was designed to speed motorists from Long Beach to Pasadena through the heart of Los Angeles County. But for decades, transportation officials struggled to find a politically acceptable way to fill a 4.5-mile break in the 710 Freeway without paving over every home and business in between. In 2013, officials narrowed options to five rail and roadway plans, the most ambitious of which would bore a $5.6-billion tunnel between Alhambra and South Pasadena. But on Thursday, a community group submitted yet another set of ideas intended to turn the conversation away from tunnels and highways. Beyond the 710, a coalition of community organizations, environmental attorneys and five San...

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