Pasadena to Azusa light rail extension recognized for engineering, construction, sustainability and project management, including Outstanding Rail Project of the Year
Monrovia, CA – The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority has recently been awarded with four distinguished industry awards for the nearly $1 billion, 11.5-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Pasadena to Azusa. The extension, which was completed and turned over to Los Angeles County Metro in September 2015 and began passenger service in March 2016, required three design-build contracts. Altogether, design and construction included six new light rail stations; five parking facilities; a LEED Gold certified, 24-acre Operations Campus; 28 miles of light rail track, including four miles of relocated freight track; two dozen bridges, including the award-winning iconic Gold Line Bridge; 14 at-grade street crossings; power systems; and much more.
The four awards were given by various prestigious construction and engineering industry associations, which recognized the Construction Authority and the Foothill Gold Line project in the areas of engineering, construction, sustainability and project management. They include:
- Outstanding Rail Project of the Year – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch
- Sustainability Excellence Distinction Award – Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC)
- Exceptional Project Achievement Award – Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC)
- Excellence in Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Award – Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF)
The Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa first broke ground in June 2010 and was completed on time and under budget with 2.4 million work hours logged and an excellent safety record. Construction Authority partners for the various segments of the project included Kiewit, Parsons, Skanska, AECOM, Hill International and Webcor. The project was fully funded by Los Angeles County’s Measure R half-cent sales tax that went into effect in 2008.