The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on September 27, 2017. To read the full article, click here.
Gold Line takes first step in approving construction for Glendora-to-Montclair extension – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Steve Scauzillo
September 27, 2017
The Gold Line Construction Authority board on Wednesday moved ahead with a 12.3-mile extension of the popular light-rail line by awarding the first contract for the project despite unresolved design disputes that could delay completion.
Bell Gardens-based infrastructure contractor W.A. Rasic Construction Co. will relocate the underground utilities along the route for an amount not to exceed $2.7 million. The company was chosen over four others in a competitive bidding process.
The job includes relocating existing sewer and water lines that cross the rail right-of-way and once completed, allows for the laying of light-rail track and overhead electric power lines.
That work — the bulk of construction — will be outlined in a second contract that will go to bid in the spring of 2018 and awarded in October 2018. The $1.5 billion project extends the popular Los Angeles-to-Azusa light-rail line farther east, from Glendora to Montclair, and is scheduled for completion in early 2026.
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