710 Freeway tunnel cost part of a bill to be heard by the state Legislature

710 Freeway tunnel cost part of a bill to be heard by the state Legislature

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Posted: 03/25/16, 7:58 PM PDT|Updated: on 03/25/2016

With the $40 million environmental analysis yet to be approved, the fight over the extension of the 710 Freeway will spill over into the state Legislature in April, when a bill by a local senator brings the cost and benefits center stage.

State Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge, wants to force the hand of Metro and Caltrans, the two lead agencies on the 710 completion, by incorporating the “Analysis of Costs and Benefits for the State Route 710 North Study Alternatives” into the project’s Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

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