Construction notice: full weekend closure of Foothill Boulevard between Vernon and Orange in Azusa for Gold Line work

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

Full Weekend and One-Way Closures of Foothill Blvd Between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave in Azusa

WHO:  Residents / Commuters / Business Owners in the City of Azusa.

WHAT:  Crews will set the final bridge girders and cross beams for the three rail bridges over Foothill Blvd, starting this weekend, as part of the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project. This activity will require a full street closure (both east and westbound) during the coming weekend, and then daily directional (one-way) closures for up to six weeks in each direction during off-peak travel hours thereafter. During the closures, detour signage will be posted to direct traffic around the work area.



–  Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM thru Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM: Foothill Boulevard will be closed to thru-traffic in both directions between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave.


–        Monday, March 24, 2014 thru May 4, 2014: Eastbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 4:00 AM – 2:00 PM only.

–        Monday, May 5, 2014 thru June 2014: Westbound Foothill Blvd will be closed to thru-traffic daily between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave during the hours of 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM only.

WHERE: Foothill Boulevard between Vernon Ave and Orange Ave in the City of Azusa.


–        During the closures, traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists.

–        The sidewalk will remain closed to pedestrians during the full weekend closure; however, pedestrian access will be available on one side of Foothill Boulevard during the “one-way” closures.

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

–        Access to all local businesses on Foothill Blvd will remain open at all times.

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


–  Visit

# # #

 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 nearly $2 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.