Latest update on Gold Line Foothill Extension: work throughout the corridor!

Here’s the latest update on the Gold Line Foothill Extension, which will extend the Gold Line for 11.5 miles from eastern Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border from Habib Balian, CEO of the Foothill Extension Construction Authority:

With the majority of design for the 11.5-mile Pasadena to Azusa Alignment now finalized, the new year will bring about widespread construction throughout the corridor cities.  This is especially true in Azusa, where work is already underway to relocate the freight track in advance of the light rail track construction; and in Monrovia, where crews are mass grading the 24-acre operations campus. Just this week work started in Arcadia on the Colorado Boulevard Bridge, and construction will begin next week on the Foothill Bridge in Azusa. (Here is a link to photos of work on the Colorado Boulevard Bridge in the Pasadena Star News).

These and other upcoming activities will require periodic and/or long-term closures of lanes and streets, noise and other local impacts and we will do everything possible to inform neighbors and the general public of the expected impacts. Your patience and understanding is appreciated – after all, the long-term benefits of this project will be everlasting.

Starting this month, we will be begin sending e-notices of the latest closures, anticipated impacts, and general hotspots along the corridor. If you have not already, I encourage you to sign up to receive these important notices. Here is a link to the sign-up page.

The start of construction could not have been possible without the hard work of our project partners, including city staff from each of the corridor cities, Metro and other third parties who have spent hundreds of hours reviewing their respective design packages. We truly appreciate their dedication of staff time which allowed the design process to stay on schedule.

Click on the following links to read recent San Gabriel Valley Tribune stories about current construction at the operations campus and about the Colorado Boulevard closure.