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Construction Update and Picture of the Week

Posted by GoldLine

The first train crossed the newly relocated Palm Dr freight bridge just hours after the work was completed earlier this week.

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Palm Drive Freight Bridge Relocated; Road Re-opened

Posted by GoldLine

Over this past weekend, crews relocated the Palm Drive Freight bridge, one of three bridges being built as part of the project at Palm Drive in Azusa (two for light rail, one for freight). Palm re-opened to traffic this morning.

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Azusa Ave. Grade Crossing Now Complete

Posted by GoldLine

Work on the Azusa Ave. at-grade crossing was substantially completed earlier this week, and the street reopened to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.  This is the third of the 13 at-grade crossings to be completed for the project. Currently, work is nearing completion of two more crossings – Buena Vista Ave in Duarte and Pasadena Ave in Azusa.

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Construction Update and Picture of the Week

Posted by GoldLine

Dalton Ave re-opened to traffic on Wednesday, July 3 after four months of closure for grade crossing improvement work.

REMINDER: Full closure of Pasadena Ave in Azusa starts Monday, July 8, 2013. Click here for details.

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Construction Update and Picture of the Week

Posted by GoldLine

Palm Drive in Azusa re-opened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic this week after being closed four months for construction of supports for three rail bridges.

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Construction Authority Unveils New Interactive Construction Activity Maps

Posted by GoldLine

http://www.foothillextension.org/

The Construction Authority has upgraded our website to provide more detailed information about on-going construction activities and how they might impact you. As part of the upgrade, we have introduced new interactive construction activity maps that can be viewed corridor-wide or by individual corridor city. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Click on the updated www.foothillextension.org landing page (image above), or go to your city page on the website to view the construction activity map in your area.

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Foothill Extension Construction Authority approves routes for Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair; project still needs funding – The Source

Posted by GoldLine

The following blog post originally appeared on The Source on March 7, 2013.


Foothill Extension Construction Authority approves routes for Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair; project still needs funding

By Steve Hymon

The Board of the Construction Authority on Wednesday approved the route, which covers 12.3 miles along an existing rail corridor from Glendora to Montclair with stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.

The Gold Line is currently being extended from eastern Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border — that part of the project is being paid for by the Measure R sales tax increase approved by L.A. County voters in 2008. This is the second phase of that project, which is in Metro’s long-range plan. As the news release notes, funding will need to be found in order to build this part of the project.

It’s an intriguing project. If completed, the Gold Line could eventually run all the way from Montclair to downtown Los Angeles and then to Long Beach via the Regional Connector project (not to mention the other leg of the Gold Line from Union Station to East L.A. and eventually either South El Monte or Whittier). The trip from Montclair to Old Town Pasadena is estimated to take about 40 minutes — it would an alternative to the increasingly congested 210 freeway — and from Montclair to downtown Los Angeles about 64 to 70 minutes depending on the station in downtown.

Here’s the final environmental study for the project. And below is the news release from the Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the independent agency that is planning and will build the project:

MONROVIA, CA – At their meeting last night, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) board of directors approved the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project from Azusa to Montclair. The 12.3-mile light rail extension includes future stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair; as well as two new grade-separated crossings (at Lone Hill in Glendora and Towne Avenue in Pomona).  Continue reading.

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Don’t Give Up on Gold Line to Montclair and Ontario Airport – Curbed LA

Posted by GoldLine

This post originally appeared in the Curbed LA Blog on March 4, 2013.

Don’t Give Up on Gold Line to Montclair and Ontario Airport

Monday, March 4, 2013, by Neal Broverman

Even though Metro starved the Gold Line extension to Montclair by giving other transit projects higher priority (i.e., money), hope isn’t lost. Members of the Gold Line Construction Authority–which is currently extending the light rail from Pasadena to Azusa–recently traveled to DC and lobbied Congressfolk and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for money or bonds for the project, which would stretch the Gold Line even further east (and allow for a one-seat train ride from Santa Monica Long Beach to Montclair when the Regional Connector is built). Glendora city councilmember and GLCA board member Doug Tessitor is also lobbying for money to get the ball rolling on connecting the train to Ontario Airport, reports the Glendora Patch: “Hopefully we’ll find roughly a million-and-a-half dollars to provide some studies and alignment and route selection out of the San Bernardino area to the Ontario airport,” he says.

While the Expo Line extension appears to be moving more quickly than the Gold Line extension, the latter project is still on track to open in just two years–even though just one of 24 needed bridges has been completed. But “Ground has been broken on the first at-grade crossing at Highland Avenue in Duarte and Dalton Avenue in Azusa” as well, and “Work is in progress on the Duarte station and the Operations Campus.”

The construction authority recently awarded the final contract for the Azusa extension–they hired Webcor to build parking facilities and other enhancements. [Image of construction in Duarte via I Will Ride's Facebook page]

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Construction Update, Picture of the Week and Closure Reminder

Posted by GoldLine

FTC crews move forward with third party utility relocation near the future Azusa-Alameda Gold Line station.

REMINDER: Foothill Blvd (between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave) will be closed in both directions on Friday, January 18 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. For more details on this and other construction alerts please click here.

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Construction Update and Picture of the Week

Posted by GoldLine

Work at the Gold Line Operations Campus continues as FTC crews install shoring columns for the facility’s north retaining wall.

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