News blast from the Foothill Extension construction team

Here’s the latest news on a key Measure R project, the Gold Line Foothill Extension, from the project’s public affairs team. Follow the jump to see videos about the project’s public art component and for info about some upcoming community events.

Contract Award – Next Steps

Following the July 27, 2011 $486 million contract award to Foothill Transit Constructors – A Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture to design and build the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, the Construction Authority and the selected team will now move towards executing the contract and beginning design work on the 11.5-mile project. Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2012 and wrap up in 2015; however a more detailed schedule will be developed in the coming months.

I-210 Gold Line Bridge/IFS Construction Update:

Construction over the last few months has gone smoothly on the I-210 Gold Line Bridge. The construction sites on both medians of the eastbound I-210 Freeway have been readied, and work on the temporary retaining wall being built along the center median is nearing completion (see photos below). Work will soon begin on the bridge’s foundations, including three, 110-foot deep foundations.

Over the coming months, intermittent partial and/or full freeway closures of the eastbound I-210 lanes will continue to occur, mostly from Midnight to 5:00 a.m.  Traffic will be detoured along Foothill Boulevard.

Avoid Traffic Delays: Register to receive construction alerts to your cell phone or e-mail at

Video Series Continues – Enjoy: “The Role of Public Art”

With six new stations in five cities coming your way in 2015, we wanted to introduce you to the process by which the Authority selected the artists that will make each station unique. This 15-minute video explains the role of public art in existing Gold Line

Stations (from Union Station to Pasadena) as well as provides an overview of the themes and elements of the art that will be integrated into the stations along the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa.

The Role of Public Art – Part One
The Role of Public Art – Part Two

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension and Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Be in attendance  as the Pasadena Symphony and Pops complete their final performance in Pasadena before  moving to their new home at the Arboretum in Arcadia.  In recognition of the move east along the Foothill Extension route,   Foothill Extension stakeholders are able to receive a 20% discount on all tickets for this final concert. The concert – “Marvin Does Movies ” – is August 27th. Here is how it works:

Two simple ways to order discounted tickets:


1. Order online by clicking here or by copying this link on your browser’s address bar:

2. Select the concert “POPS – Marvin Does Movies” on August 27

3. On the Order Summary page, use the pull down menu next to the price to select the Foothill Extension 20% discount.  The price will automatically update.  Use the promo code “IWillRid” to activate the discount (it isn’t misspelled. The system only allows eight letters)

By Phone

Call (626) 793-7172. Just mention the Foothill Extension for the discount.

Here is a link to more information (including  seating options, dining and parking information):

Our Whereabouts: Construction Authority in the Community

The Construction Authority will be out in the community in the next couple of weeks. Look for us:

Assembly Select Committee on
Rail Transportation: A Review of
Transportation in Southern California
Friday, August 26, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wallis Annenberg Building
Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Pasadena Symphony POPS
Saturday, August 27, 2011
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl
Pasadena, CA 91103

Come by our booth before the concert! Don’t forget to get your 20% discount on tickets (see above for details)

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