Foothill Extension interactive map offers construction and detour updates

Construction Activity Map: //www.foothillextension.org/images/uploads/maps/00FullMap.pdf 

Construction continues on the Foothill Gold Line project — the 11.5-mile extension from Pasadena to Azusa — with the resulting street closures and other impacts. If you travel or live in that direction, it could be worth it to sign up on their website for periodic construction notices via email. They also have an interactive map (above) that offers updates about points along the route, including lane and road closures and detours. The map above will take you to www.foothillextension.org. When you get there click on the area in question to benefit from the interactive updates.

Below are construction highlights just issued.

Azusa

Nine bridges are under construction in the city of Azusa at three crossings (Foothill Blvd., Palm Dr. and Citrus Ave.) – six new bridges and three modifications.Utility relocation and mass grading continues throughout the corridor city, and improvements at the first major at-grade crossing (Dalton Ave.) has begun. Dalton Ave closed to traffic in February and will continue to be closed until the end of April. Track and ties are being installed for the future relocated freight line (pictured above). 
Irwindale 

Demolition of the old 700-ft long single-track San Gabriel River Bridge is now complete (pictured left). Crews will continue with the removal of existing abutments as they prepare for a new dual-track bridge will be built in the future.

Duarte
The Duarte station is the first of six new stations to start construction. Early this month, FTC poured concrete for the platform foundations. Additionally, Highland Ave was the first of nearly two dozen at-grade crossings to begin construction. Construction began in early February and was completed on March 11 when street was re-opened for public use.

Monrovia
Construction of the crossing improvements at California Ave began on March 9. As a reminder, California Ave at the railroad crossing will be closed for the next five months as this work is completed. Additionally, work at the Monrovia Gold Line Station has also begun and will be on-going.

Arcadia
Demolition is complete on the old Colorado Blvd bridge. Crews have begun construction on the new bridge abutment walls. Work is also underway on the Arcadia Gold Line Station.

Gold Line Operations Campus Update

Crews have started work on the foundation for the main building for the operations campus. Pictured right, crews are building the foundation for the blow-down pit that will allow future maintenance crews to clean under the light rail vehicles.

Azusa to Montclair Update:

At their March 6, 2013 meeting, the Construction Authority board of directors certified the  Final Environmental Impact Report for the Azusa to Montclair segment of the project; selecting the Locally Preferred Alternative for the next phase of the Foothill Extension. The Authority will start preparing for advanced conceptual engineering and design, ultimately readying the now-certified project for nearly $1 billion in funding. 

A Few Easy Ways to Stay Updated:
 

Have you dropped by a public information office lately? If not, come by! There are three offices available to the community for questions or comments:

Arcadia
400 N Santa Anita Ave, Suite 101-B, Arcadia, CA 91006
(Northeast corner of Santa Anita Ave. and La Porte St.)
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monrovia
406 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA 91016
(Construction Authority Offices)
Hours: Mondays through Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Azusa
1300 W. Optical Drive, Suite 500, Azusa, CA 91702
Hours: Mondays through Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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