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     Highway Alternatives
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    By: Metro on April 05, 2014

    The highway/arterial alternatives would extend SR 710 by providing major roadway improvements to existing arterials in the study area. Each of these alternatives would provide three lanes in each direction along the length of the alignments. Where possible, the roadway widening associated with each alternative is limited to one side of the existing roadway to reduce the number of property acquisitions. Properties would be maintained on the other side of the roadway and in many areas have a frontage road for access. Figure ES-7 illustrates the alignment of the highway alternatives.

    H-2. Alternative H-2 would begin at the existing SR 710 stub north of I-10 and connect the SR 710 freeway directly to Concord Avenue. The SR 710 freeway would come to an end at Valley Boulevard and transition to a major arterial that would travel over Valley Boulevard, the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks, and Mission Road/Alhambra Avenue to Concord Avenue. The alignment would ultimately end near the intersection of San Rafael Avenue and Linda Vista Avenue.

    H-6. Alternative H-6 would also begin at the existing SR 710 stub north of I-10 and connect the SR 710 freeway directly to Sheffield Avenue. The SR 710 freeway would come to an end at Valley Boulevard and transition to a major arterial that would travel over Valley Boulevard, the UPRR tracks, and Mission Road/Alhambra Avenue to Sheffield Avenue. The alignment would then continue to Huntington Drive, to Fair Oaks Avenue, to Columbia Street, and then to Pasadena Avenue. Just north of the intersection of Pasadena Avenue and Bellefontaine Street, the roadway would split into a northbound segment along Pasadena Avenue and a southbound segment along Saint John Avenue. The improvements in both directions would end near Del Mar Boulevard. 


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