The city will shut down a block of Fremont Avenue, a through street used to access the 10 Freeway, on Wednesday to promote the 710 tunnel extension.
By Dan Abendschein, July 9, 2013
No 710 Action Committee members march in the South Pasadena Fourth of July parade on Thursday. Photo credit: Joe Cano.
The City of Alhambra will be shutting down a stretch of Fremont Avenue
for three hours on Wednesday to promote a tunnel extension of the 710
The celebration will include "educational presentations
and booths to raise awareness about air quality and reducing traffic
The city, which has long favored an extension of the
710, via a surface street or a tunnel, introduces the event on its
website like this:
If you’ve ever sat in a traffic jam on the 10 or 710 freeways – or had to wait what seemed like an “eternity” at a local traffic light – you need to come and support Alhambra’s BIG “710 Day” celebration on July 10 (7/10/13) — a fun, family-friendly event to be held at Fremont & Valley from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
issue of the 710 extension has divided local cities - South Pasadena
and La Canada Flintridge have been staunchly opposed, while San Marino's
City Council voted to support the extension. Members of the Pasadena
City Council voted to oppose the tunnel as well but failed to convince a majority of the Council.
The Sierra Madre City Council has also voted against the tunnel and Glendale officials have raised concerns about its potential impact on Montrose.
San Marino, South Pasadena and Pasadena residents who may be traveling
south through Alhambra on Wednesday, the city recommends using Marengo
Avenue as an alternative.
The event follows a July 4 protest by opponents of the tunnel in South Pasadena.
Patch asks: What do you think of Alhambra shutting down Fremont Avenue to promote the 710 extension? Tell us in the comments