A coalition of community and environmental activists rallied Wednesday to demand Sacramento hear their concerns before any major freeway expansion construction begins along the 710 Freeway.
Public meetings were set to start on Wednesday night to discuss several proposals to close the gap between the 710 Freeway in Alhambra and the 210 Freeway in Pasadena.
City leaders have been reluctant to weigh on the proposed extension ahead of a legal opinion on limitations imposed by Measure A, which voters passed in 2001 in support of completing the project.
Commuters on the 710 Freeway in the city of Commerce were brought to a standstill on Monday after a crash involving downed power lines closed the freeway.
A coalition of transportation and public officials on Thursday voiced their opposition to a long-running plan to connect the 710 and 210 Freeways.
Residents in Eagle Rock, Highland Park and other cities hailed a vote by the City Council as a “very historic moment”.
Back in the 1960′s, there was a proposal to extend the 710 Freeway along Valley Boulevard in Alhambra all the way to where the 210 Freeway is today.