In the past day or so, some nice signs of progress on the Gold Line Foothill Extension which will add 11.5 miles to the Gold Line, stretching it from eastern Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border, along with a large rail vehicle maintenance facility in Monrovia.
The two top photos show the canopies installed on the Duarte station, which sits along Duarte Avenue and across the street from the City of Hope. That’s Foothill Extension Construction Authority CEO Habib Balian, left, and Metro Board Member John Fasana in the photo; John is also a member of the Duarte City Council and sits on the Construction Authority’s Board.
The bottom photo shows more work on the bridge over Santa Anita Avenue in Arcadia. In an email to project stakeholders, Habib wrote:
Over the last four nights, crews have installed 24, 75-foot long, 83,000 pound girders across the newly built abutments. “Six girders were set in four different areas each night, creating the platform from which crews will build the bridge deck, install utilities, track system, etc.”
The project is about half complete at this point and will include stations in Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and two in Azusa. The project is funded by Measure R.