Construction notice: week-long closure of intersection of Lincoln & Colorado in Santa Monica begins Monday for Expo Line track work

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The good news is that construction of the second phase of the Expo Line continues to chug along at a speedy pace. The not-quite-as-good-news: the busy intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica needs to be closed for a week to accommodate construction of the tracks along Colorado Ave.

Please help spread the word. The official notice from the Expo Line Construction Authority — the agency building the project — is posted above.

The second phase of the Expo Line is funded by the Measure R sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. It is one of three rail projects receiving Measure R funding that are currently under construction (along with the Crenshaw/LAX Line and Gold Line Foothill Extension) with construction of two other projects expected to begin later this year (Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension). Metro has also begun receiving the first of 550 new state-of-the-art buses and is spending $1.2 billion to overhaul the Metro Blue Line, including the purchase of new light rail vehicles.

Construction notice: weekend of San Gabriel Avenue in Azusa this weekend for Gold Line work

Here’s the alert from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency building the 11.5-mile addition to the Gold Line between Pasadena and the Azusa/Glendora border:

First of Three Weekend Closures of San Gabriel Ave in Azusa Begins this Weekend, April 4-7

WHO:  Residents / Commuters / Business Owners in the City of Azusa.

WHAT: San Gabriel Ave at the railroad crossing (between Ninth St and Foothill Blvd) in Azusa will be fully closed to thru-traffic in both directions for three weekends this month to allow crews to install track and signal work. This work is part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project. Motorists and pedestrians will be detoured around the work area.

WHEN:

San Gabriel Ave at the railroad crossing (between Ninth St and Foothill Blvd): Three full weekend closures to complete the grade crossing improvements:

-        Friday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m. thru Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Ave will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Ninth St and Foothill Blvd.

-        Friday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. thru Monday, April 14, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Ave will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Ninth St and Foothill Blvd.

-        Friday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m. thru Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.: San Gabriel Ave will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Ninth St and Foothill Blvd.

Note: Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. during these weekends. A full closure will not occur during the Easter holiday weekend.

WHERE: San Gabriel Ave at the railroad crossing between Ninth St and Foothill Blvd.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

-        The street and sidewalk will be closed to thru-traffic during this work. Detour signage and routes will be in place during the weekend closures to guide motorists and pedestrians around the work area.

-        Access to all local residences and businesses on San Gabriel Ave will remain open at all times.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

-        Visit www.foothillextension.org

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About the Construction Authority: The Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. Its purpose is to extend the Metro Gold Line light rail line from Union Station to Montclair, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The Construction Authority built the initial segment from Union Station to Pasadena and is underway on the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Foothill Extension is a nearly $2 billion extension that will connect Pasadena to Montclair in two construction segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Measure R and will be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line will open for passenger service. Three design-build contracts, totaling more than $550 million, are being overseen by the Construction Authority to complete the Pasadena to Azusa segment. The Azusa to Montclair segment is environmentally cleared and is proceeding to advanced conceptual engineering in 2014.

Southbound I-405 full directional closure from Santa Monica Blvd to National Blvd planned for nights of March 24, 25

Southbound I-405 Full Directional Closure Santa Monica to National

Construction notice: full weekend closure of Foothill Boulevard between Vernon and Orange in Azusa for Gold Line work

From the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency building the 11.5-mile addition to the Gold Line between eastern Pasadena and the Azusa/Glendora border:

Full Weekend and One-Way Closures of Foothill Blvd Between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave in Azusa

WHO:  Residents / Commuters / Business Owners in the City of Azusa.

WHAT:  Crews will set the final bridge girders and cross beams for the three rail bridges over Foothill Blvd, starting this weekend, as part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project. This activity will require a full street closure (both east and westbound) during the coming weekend, and then daily directional (one-way) closures for up to six weeks in each direction during off-peak travel hours thereafter. During the closures, detour signage will be posted to direct traffic around the work area.

WHEN:

WEEKEND FULL STREET CLOSURE:

-  Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM thru Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM: Foothill Boulevard will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave.

DAILY, OFF-PEAK DIRECTIONAL CLOSURES (UP TO SIX WEEKS IN EACH DIRECTION):

-        Monday, March 24, 2014 thru May 4, 2014: Eastbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 4:00 AM – 2:00 PM only.

-        Monday, May 5, 2014 thru June 2014: Westbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM only.

WHERE: Foothill Boulevard between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave in the City of Azusa.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

-        During the closures, traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists.

-        The sidewalk will remain closed to pedestrians during the full weekend closure; however, pedestrian access will be available on one side of Foothill Boulevard during the “one-way” closures.

-        Motorists are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.

-        Access to all local businesses on Foothill Blvd will remain open at all times.

Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons, including, but not limited to, weather conditions and unforeseen delays.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

-  Visit www.foothillextension.org

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 About the Construction Authority: The Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. Its purpose is to extend the Metro Gold Line light rail line from Union Station to Montclair, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The Construction Authority built the initial segment from Union Station to Pasadena and is underway on the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Foothill Extension is a nearly $2 billion extension that will connect Pasadena to Montclair in two construction segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Measure R and will be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line will open for passenger service. Three design-build contracts, totaling more than $550 million, are being overseen by the Construction Authority to complete the Pasadena to Azusa segment. The Azusa to Montclair segment is environmentally cleared and is proceeding to advanced conceptual engineering in 2014.

Construction notice: 17th Street to be closed at Colorado for Expo Line work

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The above is from the Expo Line Construction Authority, the agency building the second phase of the light rail line between Culver City and downtown Santa Monica. There is more information about the project and photos on the Authority’s Facebook page.

Construction Notice: Sound wall installation at northeast corner of Crenshaw Blvd and Rodeo Rd

As part of the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors will begin the installation of a 16-foot tall sound wall around the perimeter of the property located at the northeast corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Road.

This is the site of the future Crenshaw/Exposition underground station. Over the next 5 years, it will serve as a construction staging yard for the project. The work will be performed in two phases. The work is scheduled to begin the week of March 10, 2014 and last approximately three weeks. Construction will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

Sound Wall Installation Expo Yard Notice

Construction Notice: exploratory work related to the Universal Pedestrian Bridge Project

Universal Station Bridge Notice

Upcoming Foothill Boulevard closures in Azusa: full weekend and one-way closures between Vernon and Orange avenues

Photo: The bridge over Foothill Boulevard in Azusa. Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.

Photo: The railroad bridge over Foothill Boulevard in Azusa with the new bridge deck beams. Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.

Here’s the construction notice from the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency building the 11.5-mile addition to the Gold Line between eastern Pasadena and the Azusa/Glendora border:

WHO: Residents / Commuters / Business Owners in the City of Azusa.

WHAT: Crews will set the bridge deck beams for the three Foothill Blvd Bridges, as part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project. One bridge is for freight, and two for light rail. Some activities will require a full street closure (both east and westbound) during the first two weekends, while others will require daily directional (one-way) closures for approximately six weeks in each direction during off-peak travel hours. During the closures, detour signage will be posted to direct traffic around the work area.

WHEN:

WEEKEND FULL STREET CLOSURES (UPDATED)

- Friday, March 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm until Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:00 am: Foothill Boulevard will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave. Traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists and pedestrians.

- Friday, March 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm until Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:00 am: Foothill Boulevard will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave. Traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists and pedestrians.

DAILY OFF-PEAK DIRECTIONAL CLOSURES (SIX WEEKS IN EACH DIRECTION):

- Monday, March 17, 2014, daily for approximately 6 weeks: Eastbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 4:00 am – 2:00 pm only. Eastbound traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists during these hours.

- Monday, April 28, 2014, daily for approximately 6 weeks: Westbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 9:00 am – 10:00 pm only. Westbound traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists during these hours.

WHERE: Foothill Boulevard between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave in the City of Azusa.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

- During the closures, traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists.

- The sidewalk will remain closed to pedestrians during the full weekend closure; however, pedestrian access will be available on one side of Foothill Boulevard during the “one-way” closures.

- Motorists are advised to expect delays and use alternate routes when possible.

- Access to all local businesses on Foothill Blvd will remain open at all times.

Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons, including, but not limited to, weather conditions and unforeseen delays.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

- Visit www.foothillextension.org

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About the Construction Authority: The Construction Authority is an independent transportation planning and construction agency created in 1998 by the California State Legislature. Its purpose is to extend the Metro Gold Line light rail line from Union Station to Montclair, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The Construction Authority built the initial segment from Union Station to Pasadena and is underway on the Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Foothill Extension is a nearly $2 billion extension that will connect Pasadena to Montclair in two construction segments – Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Measure R and will be completed in September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line will open for passenger service. Three design-build contracts, totaling more than $550 million, are being overseen by the Construction Authority to complete the Pasadena to Azusa segment. The Azusa to Montclair segment is environmentally cleared and is proceeding to advanced conceptual engineering in 2014.

Extended closure at 5th & Colorado in Santa Monica for Expo Line construction

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From the Expo Line Construction Authority:

MAJOR CONSTRUCTION & STREET CLOSURE IN SANTA MONICA

 EXTENDED CLOSURE OF I-10 FREEWAY 5th STREET EXIT

STARTING JANUARY 18, 2014

Santa Monica– Major construction requiring freeway off ramp and street closures for Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line in Santa Monica will begin Saturday, January 18th at 6:00 am and last through Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00 pm.  Crews will work 24-hour shifts during the extended street closure to install track across 5th Street.

Northbound and southbound 5th Street will be temporarily closed at Colorado Avenue.  Westbound Colorado Avenue will be temporarily closed between 5th Street and 4th Street.

As part of this work activity, the 5th Street exit from the westbound I-10 freeway will also be temporarily closed during this time. Motorists are encouraged to use the Cloverfield Boulevard or Lincoln Boulevard exits as alternative routes to Downtown Santa Monica.

Commuters should expect detours in downtown Santa Monica, and will be encouraged to take alternate exits off the westbound I-10 Freeway during this extended closure.  Local and pedestrian access around the closure areas will be maintained at all times. Electronic message boards, directional signage, and flaggers will be used to direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.

For additional information about the Santa Monica street closures and Phase 2 of the Expo Light Rail Line, please contact Gabriela Collins at (213) 243-5535.

For more information about the Expo Light Rail Line, visit www.buildexpo.org