Foothill Gold Line E-News
March 10, 2015
Pasadena to Azusa Update
As of early March 2015, the Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa is nearly 90% complete. Over the last several years of design and construction, the team has completed all design, 14 at-grade street crossings, 25 bridge structures (including the Gold Line Bridge over the I-210 Freeway), relocated the freight track in Irwindale and Azusa, completed installation of 28 miles of light rail track, began construction on all stations and station parking facilities, and much more.
Starting in February 2015 and continuing through the summer, testing is taking place in different segments of the corridor. During this period, a second shift of construction may be necessary to complete work in the railroad corridor when a test train is occupying the tracks during the main shift of the day.
Over the coming months, as the project moves closer to substantial completion and ultimate turn over to Metro in late-September, the team will complete work on the six light rail stations, 24-acre Operations Campus in Monrovia, the communication and OCS (Overhead Catenary System) systems, and the preparation of the rail for long-time use.
Station artwork has started to be installed at each of the future stations.
Testing of the corridor will continue through summer, as the project nears substantial completion in late-September.
The project remains on-time and on-budget to be completed in late-September 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for pre-revenue service. Metro will determine when the line opens for passenger service.
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Azusa to Montclair Update
Coordination with all Azusa to Montclair corridor cities is now underway, as the Construction Authority continues to advance the design for the 12.3-mile light rail segment toward a shovel-ready project in 2017. Engineers are out along the corridor surveying the area and beginning geologic testing and other activities needed to provide information to the engineering documents for the project.
Additionally, the six Station Design and Art Review (SDAR) Committees (shown together above during a recent tour of operational Gold Line stations) have now provided the artists with enough information to create initial art concepts for review and feedback.
To provide an opportunity for the artists to receive feedback from the broader community, the Construction Authority will be hosting the following community open house events in each corridor city in April and May:
Thursday, April 16 (6-8 PM)
La Verne Community Center
3660 “D” Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Tuesday, April 21 (6-8 PM)
Montclair Senior Center
5111 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763
Thursday, April 23 (6-8 PM)
Glendora Public Library - Bidwell Forum
140 S. Glendora Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741
Wednesday, April 29 (6-8 PM)
Alexander Hughes Community Center
1700 Danbury Road
Claremont, CA 91711
Thursday, April 30 (6-8 PM)
San Dimas Senior Center/Community Center
201 E. Bonita Avenue
San Dimas, CA 91773
Thursday, May 7 (6-8 PM)
Palomares Park Community Center
499 E. Arrow Highway
Pomona, CA 91767
In mid-January, the Construction Authority launched the redesigned Foothill Gold Line blog – iwillride.org, which now provides its nearly 2,000 regular users the latest news posts, construction and project pictures of the week, as well as links to the Construction Authority’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages. The updated site provides a new opportunity for current and future riders to share the destinations they will travel to while riding the Gold Line. The “Where Will You Ride?” page can be accessed through iwillride.org/where or directly at wherewillyouride.org. Within the first few days after the launch, nearly 200 stakeholders provided their future destinations. Add your story today!
Other Easy Ways to Stay Updated:
Community Resources Available:
• 24-hour Community Hotline - (626) 324-7098
• Get construction alert texts sent to your cell phone - text GOLDLINENEWS to 888777
• Construction Authority's Construction Updates webpage: http://www.foothillgoldline.org/construction_phases/construction-updates/
• Receive construction notices to your email: http://www.foothillgoldline.org
• Friend the project on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/iwillride
• Drop by one of three public information offices:
406 E. Huntington Dr, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA 91016
(Construction Authority Offices)
Hours: Mondays through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1300 W. Optical Dr, Suite 500, Azusa, CA 91702
Hours: Mondays through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thank you for your continued interest in the Foothill Gold Line.
Lisa Levy Buch, Director of Public Affairs
and the Public Affairs Team
Thank you for your interest in our E-Newsletter!