An editorial in the May 23 edition of the Los Angeles Times discussed the controversy over extending the 710 Freeway from Alhambra to one of three freeways to the north, probably to the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena.
The editorial stated that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority would meet to consider whether to approve a study of project alternatives. It indicated that a surface extension was essentially off the table due to insurmountable opposition from various quarters. It explained that, if the extension is to be done, a tunnel is the only viable option.
The News-Press has carried a number of stories about the opposition to an extension of the 710 Freeway by Mayor Ara Najarian ("Najarian fights 710 idea," May 27) and other Glendale City Council members. In their public comments they have based their opposition on the concerns of residents in the Crescenta Valley that the extension would cause an increase in truck traffic on the 210 Freeway.