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710 Fwy Through South Pasadena Gets Closer to Reality

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For decades, a 4.5 mile gap on the 710 Freeway between Pasadena and Alhambra has been a headache for many commuters. The freeway, which begins in Long Beach, was always planned to be finished, but lawsuits and a storied history within the city of South Pasadena stopped that. In an unexpected and maybe confusing move, the South Pasadena's city council voted to support a state bill that would allow Metro to seek private financing for a tunnel under the city. But the city's support of the bill doesn't mean support of the project, more about getting the best deal if a freeway was forced. The city may still sue over the tunnel project.