Gold Line Foothill Extension construction update

Here is the latest news from Foothill Extension Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian:

Equipment is being mobilized this week for the upcoming foundation work on the I-210 Bridge. As you can see from the images, a large drill rig and crane have been trucked in and are being assembled on the south side of the eastbound I-210 Freeway. This is the location of the first of three 110 foot deep, 11 foot in diameter foundations to be drilled over the next four weeks. The other two are located in the center median of the freeway.

Each foundation will take approximately six days to drill and cast. We anticipate drilling the first foundation next week, followed by the installation of the reinforcing steel cage, concrete placement and testing the following week. This schedule is dependent on receiving final approval from Caltrans this week. During these activities, partial and full eastbound lane closures are planned (full closures occur late at night to minimize traffic delays).

As an update to my e-mail last week, AB706 unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today. As you recall, this bill will strengthen the Authority’s enabling legislation to clarify that it is not “incompatible” for local elected and appointed officials to sit on the Authority’s board. Assemblywoman Norma Torres and Senators Dr. Ed Hernandez and Bob Huff have sponsored the bill.

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