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Two 710 Meetings Scheduled This Week

More technical details are expected to be shared with concerned citizens.

Though Metro decided late last month to no longer consider 710 Freeway extension routes that would run through the neighborhoods of Highland Park, Mount Washington and Garvanza, many locals remain engaged in the issue. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, those locals will have the opportunity to discuss with experts and officials plans for the one extension route that Metro has yet to scratch from its list: an underground tunnel that would run beneath the South Pasadena and El Sereno.

Tuesday, (tonight) 7 p.m.
Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom, 300 E. Green St.

This forum, hosted by Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison, will feature experts from several fields who will answer specific questions about the proposed freeway tunnel.

Those slated to attend are Dr. Rob McConnell University of Southern California, who will speak about health concerns related to freeways; Dr. Ken Hudnut, who will discuss the technical challenges of building the proposed F7 tunnel; Susan Mossman, who will speak briefly on concerns about the impact on historic properties; Dr. John Seinfeld, who will address pollution issues resulting from freeways and  Ara Najarian, who currently serves on the Glendale Housing Authority. 

A representative from Metro has also been invited to attend the meeting.

Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m.
El Sereno Senior Center, 4818 Klamath Pl.

According to Metro, "the meeting will include a description of the environmental review process and an opportunity to hear about the proposed [F7 Tunnel] alternative from Metro technical staff. All homeowners, residents, and prospective residents are urged to attend the meeting and voice their opinions on this important issue."

Joanne Nuckols September 18, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I'm not going to hold my breath expecting Metro to give us any substantive information tomorrow night. I bet it will be a very small fraction of what we hear tonight in Pasadena or next week in South Pasadena. No 710ers, don't forget to wear red or No 710 t-shirts.
Stefan Parro September 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Say yes to the 710 extension! It would alleviate a considerable amount of congestion, and in the long run be beneficial to quality of life on a neighborhood level (overall), as well as the regional level.

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