By Ted Goodman, March 17, 2017
Labor unions from across California are advocating for the
construction of a massive tunnel to close a six-mile gap between the 10
and the 210 freeways in Pasadena, Calif.
Proponents of the tunnel, who say it is the most feasible solution to
major traffic congestion, can count on the support of 16 labor
unions, who joined a coalition in support of the project.
State Assemblyman Chris Holden introduced a bill that would kill the
tunnel idea in February, saying that the, “710 tunnel project is a
misguided and obsolete solution.”
The project would extend the 710 Freeway
from Valley Boulevard under El Sereno, a mostly Latino neighborhood of
Los Angeles, and pass under South Pasadena and into Pasadena, where the
4.5-mile tunnel would connect above-ground at the 210/134 freeway
interchange near the Pasadena convention center.