The SR-710 EIR/EIS is now out! Support finishing the freeway!

The Metro-CalTrans SR-710 Alternatives Draft Environmental Impact Report/Study (EIR/EIS) is now available! The agencies will be hosting four Public Hearings starting Saturday, April 11th in Monterey Park.

There are five alternatives being studied:
* A tunnel freeway that would complete the original plan and connect the northern stub of the existing I-710 at Valley in Alhambra with the SR-710 stub off the I-210 freeway in Pasadena
* A light rail transit (LRT) route starting at the Metro Gold Line (Eastside Extension) in East Los Angeles and connecting with the Gold Line in Pasadena
* A bus rapid transit (BRT) route starting at Whittier Blvd and Atlantic in East Los Angeles and going up to Pasadena just south of the I-210
* Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM), which involves regional intersection and route improvements, signal synchronization and other upgrades to improve regional traffic flow
* Doing nothing (This is required by law to establish a baseline.)

Please help us finally close the gap after more than 50 years!

We need your comments on the study and support for the freeway. You can view and download the entire study and supporting documents at http://www.metro.net/sr710study. Copies of the Draft EIR/EIS are available locally at Alhambra Civic Center Library (101 S. 1st St.) and Bruggemeyer Library (318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park); Executive Summaries can be found at Temple City Library (5939 N. Golden West Ave.) and Live Oak Library (4153-4155 Live Oak Ave., Arcadia), and other area libraries. Check the Website for more details.

Comments are being accepted through July 6, 2015. You can comment via the Website above, by letter (Garrett Damrath, Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 S. Main St., MS-16, Los Angeles, CA 90012), or in person at any or all of the following Public Hearings:

Saturday, April 11th
East Los Angeles College
Rosco Ingalls Auditorium
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(Map Viewing/Q&A: 10-11 AM;
Public Hearing: 11AM - 4PM)

Tuesday, April 14th
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(Map Viewing/Q&A: 5-6 PM;
Public Hearing: 6-9 PM)

Wednesday, May 6th
La Cañada High School Auditorium - Building B
4463 Oak Grove Dr.
La Cañada, CA 91011
(Map Viewing/Q&A: 5-6 PM;
Public Hearing: 6-9 PM)

Thursday, May 7th
Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church
Multi-Purpose Room
2241 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(Map Viewing/Q&A: 5-6 PM;
Public Hearing: 6-9 PM)

Please also tell your Assemblymember, State Senator, County Supervisor and Representative that you support completing the 710!

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Comment period extended!

For those procrastinators out there, the EIR/EIS comment period has been extended to August 5, 2015.

Additionally, Metro/Caltrans has now added the following to the documents page (http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/resources/envdocs/docs/710study/draft_eir-eis/):
* The Project Information Boards used at the five Public Hearings
* The Project Alternative Maps used at the five Public Hearings
* The Cost Benefit Analysis for the five alternatives (separate from the EIR/EIS, but also relevant)

If you haven't commented yet, please do so. We still need your help to get this done!

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