Construction notice: nightly lane closures on Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia this week for Gold Line Foothill Extension work

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

Nightly Lane Closures on Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia Next Week

WHO:  Residents / Commuters in the City of Arcadia.

WHAT:  Every night from Monday through Thursday of this week, crews will be setting the bridge deck beams at the newly-constructed Santa Anita Ave Bridge, as part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project. During the nighttime and early morning hours, traffic lanes on Santa Anita Ave will be shifted to one lane of traffic in each direction, and the intersections of Colorado Blvd, La Porte St and St Joseph St at Santa Anita Ave will all be closed to thru-traffic.


–        Monday, January 6, 2014 through Thursday, January 9, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each night: Santa Anita Ave will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction, while the intersections of Colorado Blvd, La Porte St and St Joseph St at Santa Anita Ave will be closed to thru-traffic.

WHERE: Santa Anita Ave between Colorado Blvd and Santa Clara St in the City of Arcadia.


–        Santa Anita Ave will remain open, to one lane of traffic in both the northbound and southbound direction, during this nighttime/early morning work. Some turn lanes will be restricted.

–        Thru-traffic on Colorado Blvd will be closed at Santa Anita Ave and detour signs will be posted to direct motorists.

–        La Porte St and St Joseph St will each be closed to thru-traffic at Santa Anita Ave.

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

–        Bus stops in this vicinity may be temporarily relocated. For information about:

–        MTA bus stops, call (323) GO-METRO (323-466-3876) or go to

–        Foothill Transit bus stops, call (800) RIDE-INFO, (800-743-3463) or go to

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


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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 $1.7 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.

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  1. Love how the Construction Authority which really tries to imply it is a part of Metro (LACMTA) through its most-recent official name, then refers to the buses run by same LACMTA via the older moniker for Metro, MTA.