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I-210 Bridge Construction Update and Picture of the Week

Posted by Rodrigo

Two down and one to go. Crews completed work on the second of three deep foundations this week following installation of the second set of steel reinforcing cages and pouring of 400 cubic yards of concrete (45 concrete truck’s worth).  Drilling on the third and final deep foundation will begin tomorrow with the third set of reinforcing steel cages arriving next Tuesday night.

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Construction Authority Board Meeting Today

Posted by Rodrigo

The Construction Authority Board of Directors will be holding a meeting today (Wednesday, September 28, 2011) at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Metro Gold Line Offices, 406 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA 91016. Click here for more information or to view the meeting agenda and reports.

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Full Closure of Eastbound I-210 Freeway Between Baldwin and Santa Anita Will Occur Late Monday, September 26 and Again Late Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from Midnight to 5 a.m.

Posted by Rodrigo

For safety purposes during installation of the reinforcing steel cage for the second of three 110-foot deep, 11-foot diameter foundations, all eastbound lanes of the I-210 Freeway will be closed starting Monday night, September 26 at Midnight, reopening Tuesday, September 27 at 5:00 a.m.  All eastbound lanes will again be closed starting Midnight Tuesday, September 27 (and reopening on Wednesday the 28th at 5:00 a.m.). The second closure is to allow access of 45 concrete trucks to pour the 400 cubic yards of concrete needed to complete the deep foundation.

The lanes will be closed gradually before full closure occurs at Midnight. On-ramps to the eastbound lanes will be closed at Rosemead Blvd., Michillinda Blvd., and Baldwin Ave. beginning at 9:00 p.m. Partial lane closures of up to three lanes will commence at 11:00 p.m., with full closure beginning at Midnight.  Please click here for more details including our 24-hour hotline and a map of the detour route during the closure.

Please note: construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen delays.

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Gold Line Among Safest Light Rail Lines in County

Posted by Rodrigo

Following Metro’s release of the latest crime statistics, the following story appeared in the Eagle Rock Patch:

Metro Crime Stats: Gold Line is Among System’s Safest Trains
The unprecedented Metro report is in response to the recent murder on the Red Line.
By David Fonseca

In response to a fatal stabbing that occurred on a Metro Red Line train in August, the transit authority for the first time ever has released detailed crime statistics for its trains and buses.

A post published today on The Source blog shows that, despite the first murder in the system’s 17-year history, “the number of the most serious crimes has gone down and the number of arrests and citations has gone up.”

The Gold Line, which runs from Pasadena to East Los Angeles through Northeast L.A., and which many Eagle Rock residents use to commute, appears to be one of Metro’s safest lines.

From January through August 2011, 4.4 so-called “Part One” crimes (murder, rape, assault, robbery) per million riders were reported on the Gold Line. That’s significantly lower than the 21.1 and 11.0 per million reported on Green and Blue Lines respectively.

Those numbers are slightly higher than the Red and Orange Lines, which reported 3.7 and 4.4 million Part One crimes per million riders respectively.

According to Metro’s statistics, a total of three Part One crimes were reported on the Gold Line in August—among them a non-fatal stabbing incident that left a Monrovia man hospitalized.

The Source’s blog post indicates that many of the crimes that occur in the Metro system, which is policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, are thefts of valuables such as cell phones and jewelry.

Riders are urged not to wear—or at least not to display—valuable jewelry on the Metro system, and to be careful while talking on cellphones when near or aboard trains.

Here is a link to Metro’s crime statistic data.

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I-210 Bridge Construction Update and Picture of the Week

Posted by Rodrigo

This week crews were hard at work on the second of three deep foundations. Drilling is almost complete thanks to this 14 foot diameter drill auger (blade).

Following the 400 cubic yard concrete pour that completed the first deep foundation, crews coordinated the move of the massive drill rig and 300 ton crane from the southern shoulder to the median of the freeway. Drilling is expected to be completed by late this week on the second deep foundation, with a second reinforcing steel cage arriving next Monday night.

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Preparing for Work on the Final Two Deep Foundations

Posted by Rodrigo

Early this morning, work crews led by Skanska USA, relocated the 300-ton crane and large drill rig across the eastbound I-210 Freeway. A dramatic scene, as well orchestrated crews first laid heavy timber beams across the freeway to create a protective path for equipment to cross without damaging the freeway.  Once the timber beams were properly in place, the drill rig  and crane slowly made the nearly 100-foot slog to the next work area in the center median, where the final two deep foundations are to be constructed over the next four weeks.

Above are three time-lapsed photos of the crane moving across (the drill rig in the 3:15 image was moved earlier). The freeway was re-opened at 4:30 this morning. This intricate maneuver would not have been possible without the cooperation of Caltrans and the CHP – to whom we send our thanks.

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Full Closure of Eastbound I-210 Freeway Between Baldwin and Santa Anita Will Occur Late Monday, September 19

Posted by Rodrigo

Following the successful completion of the first of three deep foundations last week, crews will mobilize all necessary equipment to the center median of the I-210 freeway to complete the remaining two deep foundations. All eastbound lanes of the I-210 Freeway will be closed starting Monday night, September 19 at Midnight, reopening Tuesday, September 20 around 5:00 a.m. to move the equipment across the freeway.

The lanes will be closed gradually before full closure occurs at Midnight. On-ramps to the eastbound lanes will be closed at Rosemead Blvd., Michillinda Blvd., and Baldwin Ave. beginning at 9:00 p.m. Partial lane closures of the carpool and fast lane will commence at 11:00 p.m., with full closure of the eastbound I-210 between Baldwin Ave. and Santa Anita Ave beginning at Midnight. Please click here for more details including our 24-hour hotline and a map of the detour route during the closure.

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I-210 Bridge Construction Update and Picture of the Week

Posted by Rodrigo

This week crews have been hard at work completing the first of three deep foundations for the bridge. Activity this week has included installation of a massive steel reinforcing cage (photo above shows one of two cage segments that were connected and dropped into the 110-foot deep, 11-foot diameter hole on Tuesday and Wednesday). This impressive steel cage weighs 75 tons (a 300 ton crane was summoned for the job). Tonight, 45 concrete trucks will be ready to pour 400 cubic yards of concrete, setting the foundation for the first “iconic” column.

For more great pictures and a video on the recent construction activity check out this Pasadena Star-News article.

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The Pasadena Star News captured the steel cages being delivered in this Sept 13th Video

Posted by Rodrigo

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Full Closure of Eastbound I-210 Freeway Between Baldwin and Santa Anita Will Occur Late Tuesday, September 13

Posted by Rodrigo

For safety purposes during installation of the reinforcing steel cage for the first of three 110-foot deep, 11-foot diameter foundations, all eastbound lanes of the I-210 Freeway will be closed starting Tuesday night, September 13 at Midnight, reopening Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00 a.m.

The lanes will be closed gradually before full closure occurs at Midnight. On-ramps to the eastbound lanes will be closed at Rosemead Blvd., Michillinda Blvd., and Baldwin Ave. beginning at 9:00 p.m. Partial lane closures of the carpool and fast lane will commence at 11:00pm, with full closure of the eastbound I-210 between Baldwin Ave. and Santa Anita Ave beginning at Midnight. Please click here for more details including our 24-hour hotline and a map of the detour route during the closure.

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