Route 710 Freeway Gap and Stubs

Photos of the existing sections of the Long Beach Freeway from Alhambra to Pasadena.

CALIFORNIA BLVD END

Northerly view of the closed southbound lanes north of the Union Street OC (53-2537).

Northerly view of the closed southbound lanes north of the Union Street OC (53-2537).

Blank signs on the Del Mar Blvd OC (53-2262).

Blank signs on the Del Mar Blvd OC (53-2262).

Contractors stamp at the south end of the northbound lanes.

Contractors stamp at the south end of the northbound lanes.

Reads:

MATICH BROTHERS
STA 776+77
9-4-1975

VALLEY BLVD END

Fill dirt north of Valley. This extends to the SPRR tracks near Alhambra Avenue.

Fill dirt north of Valley. This extends to the SPRR tracks near Alhambra Avenue.

Old median fence at the Valley Blvd stub.

Old median fence at the Valley Blvd stub.

Southbound lanes from south of Valley Blvd. Onramp is from Valley Blvd.

Southbound lanes from south of Valley Blvd. Onramp is from Valley Blvd.

North end of Route 710. Southernmost bridge is the Del Mar Blvd OC. Cleared ROW extends to California Blvd.

North end of Route 710. Southernmost bridge is the Del Mar Blvd OC. Cleared ROW extends to California Blvd. Courtesy- Caltrans

Freeway from Route 10 to Valley Blvd. The cleared ROW ends just north of Alhambra Avenue.

Freeway from Route 10 to Valley Blvd. The cleared ROW ends just north of Alhambra Avenue. Courtesy – Caltrans

Right of Way Maps from 1966

These maps show the freeway as planned in 1966. Later plans did vary somewhat.

Southern Segment from the current Valley Blvd end to Huntington Drive.

Valley Blvd to Huntington Drive

Huntington Drive to California Blvd including the 110 interchange.

Huntington Drive to California Blvd including the 110 interchange.

710 / 110 Interchange

Map of one of the proposed 710 / 110 Interchanges.

Map of one of the proposed 710 / 110 Interchanges.

A model was constructed of the interchange by Caltrans. A few years ago I was able to get photographs of it. These show a similar interchange design to the drawings above.

Closeup of the 110 / 710 Interchange.

Closeup of the 110 / 710 Interchange.

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Westerly view along the 110.

Westerly view along the 110.

Easterly view along the 110.

Southerly view along the 710. Note the HOV lanes on the 710.

Bridges near downtown South Pasadena.

Bridges near downtown South Pasadena.

 

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