On the evening of May 6, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) held a public hearing at La Cañada High School to seek community feedback on a draft environmental report for the 710 Freeway extension project. The event was free and open to attend by the general public.
The report, which was released by Caltrans on March 6 earlier this year, floats five potential alternatives regarding the closure of a 4.5-mile gap between the freeway's end points in the cities of Alhambra and Pasadena, including enhancing bus and rail lines as well as a dual-bore tunnel.
Upon release of the report, the public was issued a 120-day comment period, during which groups and individuals can share their comments and concerns on the project. This period ends July 6.
Since then, the city of La Cañada Flintridge has formed a coalition with four other cities - Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, and Sierra Madre - to examine the environmental, safety, and health aspects of the alternatives proposed in the report.
Meanwhile, some are pushing for an extension of the comment period to 180 days. They believe that two public hearings are not adequate since the report is complicated.
At Peterson Law Group PC, our attorneys are knowledgeable on all legal matters concerning eminent domain and other property issues. If your property will possibly be impacted by the 710 Freeway extension project, feel free to bring your questions to us at (213) 236-9720. We will give you a full understanding of your rights and options. Contact our office now.