GLENDALE — The City Council held a study session Tuesday to discuss a controversial proposed tunnel connecting Long Beach (710) Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway.
Councilman Ara Najarian, who is also a representative on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board, updated the council on the project, since a feasibility study on the extension will come before the board on Thursday. "Recently, members of the [authority] conducted a feasibility study to see if it would be possible to create this underground tunnel," Najarian said.
The feasibility study identified tunneling techniques and effects on neighbors.
The proposed tunneling is beginning to get political backing from neighboring cities.
"The folks in Alhambra have been saddled with a lot of street traffic due to the non-connectivity of that freeway, so they're very much interested in having a connection there, he said.