CalTrans Shells Out $17 Million to Rename Pasadena Freeway

The first freeway in California is being renamed back to its original designation, the 'Arroyo Seco Parkway.' Known more recently as simply 'the 110,' it was considered a "marvel of engineering," when construction began in 1938.

The nearby 2, 5 and 101 freeways will receive new signage as a result of the $650,000 outlay which has been deemed wasteful by members of the public during a period of straitened financial circumstances. When asked for his opinion of the project, Miguel Mendoza, of East LA replied, "in this economy why spend money on something like that?" The renaming is part of a $17 million refurbishment of the road that plans to improve safety by adding lights and rebuilding the median, due to be completed next spring.

Full Story: Pasadena Freeway Getting a New Look and New Name

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