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Transit officials reject LA-area freeway tunnel

A plan to build a nearly 5-mile tunnel linking two Los Angeles-area freeways after decades of bitter dispute appeared dead Thursday after regional transportation officials rejected the idea.

Directors of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted unanimously to eliminate the tunnel as an option for closing a gap between the 710 freeway in East Los Angeles and the 210 freeway in Pasadena.

About $700 million in county money had been available for the project, which had a projected total cost of nearly $4 billion. Critics said the price tag was currently unaffordable and eventual construction might take years and disrupt San Gabriel Valley communities...