Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

At the first public hearing on closing the gap on the Long Beach (710) Freeway into Pasadena, most speakers favored building a tunnel and opposed a light rail system, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

Caltrans and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been studying different ways to move traffic between Valley Boulevard in Alhambra and Pasadena. A Draft Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement considers five options: a no-build option, a traffic management system that would upgrade streets and sync traffic lights, a busway, a light rail line that would connect East Los Angeles and Pasadena and a freeway tunnel.

Most of the 51 speakers at the public hearing on Saturday favored continuing the freeway with a tunnel under El Sereno, Alhambra, South Pasadena and Pasadena, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

— City News Service

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