Tunnel beneath LA’s Sepulveda Pass or widen 405 Freeway? It could happen quicker with private money (Daily News)

December 27, 2012 – Lacking the billions of dollars needed to build the Sepulveda Pass Corridor, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering partnering with the private sector to ease the flow of traffic in one of the most congested stretches of highway in the country. A public-private partnership could result in the project being built several decades earlier than expected — but drivers who use it may end up having to pay a toll. The Sepulveda Pass Corridor is intended to add another connection between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside. For now, Metro has not decided whether to merely add lanes on the 405 Freeway for a rapid bus transit system, or build a nearly 60-foot diameter tunnel beneath the Sepulveda Pass that could fit a highway, a railway, or both.

Link to Full Article: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_22265223/tunnel-beneath-sepulveda-pass-or-widen-405-freeway

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