The following excerpt appeared in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on October 22, 2021. To read the full article (may require subscription), click here.
La Verne pedestrian bridge to link light-rail station to Fairplex in Pomona – Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
By Javier Rojas
October 22, 2021
Plans for a pedestrian bridge connecting future light-rail passengers in La Verne to the Fairplex in Pomona are taking shape.
While still early in the design process, the proposed 510-foot-long, 17-foot-wide steel bridge would start at Arrow Highway and E Street in La Verne and carry pedestrians above six lanes of street traffic before they would descend a two-ring spiral staircase connecting them to the northern edge of the Fairplex campus.
“Our main goal with this project is to ensure that La Verne residents and visitors to our community have a safe path of travel in this already busy area,” Mayor Tim Hepburn said in a news release. “The La Verne community is growing and, in addition to the bridge assisting with the increased foot traffic that will result from the future L Line station, it will help create a more unified and connected region.”
To design and build the pedestrian bridge, La Verne has partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. The SGVCOG is using $1.3 million from a state grant for design costs, while the city is contributing $300,000 to $400,000 from Los Angeles County Proposition C dollars used to support local rail projects, City Manager Bob Russi said.
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