I-710: Long Beach Freeway

I-710sLong Beach Freeway
Runs from Long Beach at the 47 (Terminal Island Freeway) to the 210/134 interchange with break in the route through Alhambra and South Pasadena

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The break in the freeway has been fought for the past 30 years by the residents of South Pasadena. It has caused traffic jams, increased pollution, increased wear on the area roadways, and general hassle. Caltrans wants to see it built in the next 10 years. Earlier plans for the completed freeway included interchanges at Valley Blvd, Huntington Drive, Monterey Avenue, State 110 (Pasadena Freeway), and California Blvd. More recent plans have eliminated the State 110 interchange.

First signage of the 710 on Terminal Island.
First signage of the 710 on Terminal Island.
710/105 Interchange as viewed from the 710 northbound.
710/105 Interchange as viewed from the 710 northbound.

After the 105 was built, SR-42 was supposed to be gone. Most of it was relinquished in mid 1998. In early 2000, all of it was gone.

710-firestone-nbMany signs still point to its Pasadena destination. Some point to Valley Blvd.

I-710 used to be CA 7. Only a couple of signs used to show that. This one is at the 134/210/stub 710 interchange.
I-710 used to be CA 7. Only a couple of signs used to show that. This one is at the 134/210/stub 710 interchange.
Here is the other one. On the freeway in Long Beach, this sign is not actually on Rt 710.
Here is the other one. On the freeway in Long Beach, this sign is not actually on Rt 710.

Both Route 7 shields have been removed. For a short time in the mid 1990’s, the sign on the 405 SB to 710 NB carried a SR-7 shield. It was later covered up.

Many bridge and mileposts still show SR-7. This one is in Pasadena.
Many bridge and mileposts still show SR-7. This one is in Pasadena.
At Floral Drive at I-710, this sign still reflects old SR-7.
At Floral Drive at I-710, this sign still reflects old SR-7.
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