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Eagle Rock Residents Go On Record Against 710 Tunnel

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Will the 710 ever get connected to the 210? (Photo by Too Much Fire via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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During their monthly meeting, The Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council "voted unanimously against the proposed construction of a toll tunnel from Mt. Washington to Glassell Park that would connect the 710 freeway to the 210 freeway," according to Eagle Rock Patch. The ERNC went on record as saying the proposed tunnel would "decimate neighborhoods beyond recognition, dislocate many of our citizenry and disrupt life for those remaining for more than a decade."

Called the 710 North Extension, the proposal is yet another attempt to extend the 710 that is being met with opposition from area communities. The ERNC, in yesterday's advisory vote, "said it was joining its counterparts across Northeast Los Angeles to oppose the so-called SR-710 tunnel," and will next present their resolution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Los Angeles City Council.