WHAT IS ADVANCING ALHAMBRA?

Advancing Alhambra is the City’s plan to improve local roads for residents by identifying specific locations for improvements, understanding the experience of area residents, and outlining potential solutions to alleviate pass-through traffic on local thoroughfares.

Street view of The Alhambra

THE HISTORY LEADING TO ADVANCING ALHAMBRA

Cancellation of the 710 Tunnel Project Leads to a New Opportunity for Alhambra

A project to connect the 710 to the 210 has been under consideration for more than 60 years. Over time it underwent many iterations, eventually taking shape as the 710 tunnel project. This project was supported by many organizations and municipalities including the City of Alhambra. Unfortunately, in 2017, the project was officially abandoned in favor of local 710 corridor improvements and the money raised to support the tunnel was split among local municipalities.

Today, Alhambra is leading the region by studying transit issues, working with City residents to understand their personal experiences and identifying ways to improve local roads for residents.

City of Alhambra map with four project improvements

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF PASS-THROUGH TRAFFIC ON ALHAMBRA?

Local roads in Alhambra are subject to major pass-through traffic and congestion as the result of many factors, most importantly, backup on I-10.

Due to the backup on I-10 and the northern terminus of the 710 at Valley Boulevard, drivers use local roads to bypass backup and get to other regional destinations.

This puts undue stress on local roads, adds to resident commute times, and increases the overall city cost of road maintenance.

FOUR PROJECTS, ONE GOAL

Experienced transportation engineers from Gibson Transportation Consulting and Kimley-Horn have identified key locations for improvements to benefit the residents of Alhambra.

Map of I710N freeway stub

I-710N FREEWAY STUB

The 710 north of the 10 is referred to as the 710 Stub and dead ends at Valley Boulevard.

Map of Fremont Ave Interchange

Fremont Ave INTERCHANGE

The on and off-ramps at Fremont Avenue are impacted by current conditions.

Map of Atlantic Blvd Interchange

Atlantic Blvd INTERCHANGE

The Atlantic Boulevard interchange struggles to support the number of vehicles that wish to utilize it.

Map of Garfield Ave Interchange

Garfield Ave INTERCHANGE

The Garfield Avenue interchange is in need of updating.

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