March 17, 2014
arry Knapp’s recent letter on the “fiscal foolishness of the 710
Freeway tunnel study,” pointing out the fact that it can’t succeed as a
toll road, is based on solid facts.
His concern that “who knows what dangers await in that tunnel?” is a legitimate one.
safety concerns are based on solid facts. We’ve had two recent fatal
tunnel occurrences in Southern California within just a few hundred
yards. The heat was so intense the structures were weakened.
two or more trucks loaded with flammables blown up in a six-mile
tunnel. There is no safe exit when such a holocaust ignites, and
hundreds, if not thousands, would be cremated.
I won’t be one of them, since I’ll never go in that tunnel if it is constructed.
— Michael Montgomery, South Pasadena