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September 2017

Construction Authority Awards First Contract for Glendora to Montclair Project

At their September meeting last night, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority board of directors unanimously voted to award a $2.6 million Utility Relocation design-bid-build contract to W.A. Rasic Construction Company, Inc. for utility relocation work. This is the first of two contacts to be awarded for the 12.3-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair. Over the next three years, W.A. Rasic Construction Company will protect and relocate strategic utilities throughout the alignment; each identified to benefit the future work of the main Alignment design-build contractor.

Stakeholders can expect minimal construction impacts during this phase of initial work.

The Alignment design-build contract will begin procurement this November and is anticipated for award in late 2018. Major construction will begin in 2020, and completion is expected in 2026. A video previewing the construction of the project can be seen by clicking here.

A public groundbreaking ceremony will be held on December 2, 2017 at Citrus College. All are welcome! See below.

SAVE THE DATE: December 2, 2017 - Glendora to Montclair Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Construction Authority invites the public to celebrate the beginning of construction of the next Foothill Gold Line segment with the Glendora to Montclair Groundbreaking Ceremony, taking place December 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Citrus College. More details on the ceremony will be announced in the near future.

Metro Board Approves Study on Claremont Metrolink Station

Today, the Metro board of directors approved a motion to study the benefits and impacts associated with removing the Claremont Metrolink station, with a final report due in two months. The timing of the study is important, as the Foothill Gold Line project from Glendora to Montclair includes demolishing and replacing the Claremont Metrolink station as part of the project. Because the Claremont Metrolink Station is located unusually close to the two nearest stations (1.2 miles from the Montclair Metrolink Station and 2.1 miles from the Pomona North Metrolink Station), eliminating the station could have operational benefits for Metrolink; while also reducing the scope of the Foothill Gold Line project. Here is a link to a copy of the final approved motion.

The timing of the study is critical. If changes are recommended as a result of the study, they would need to be incorporated into the current design plans for the Glendora to Montclair project in time to be part of the package short-listed design-build teams bid on in early Spring 2018. Project changes coming much later would be considered a change order and cost the project to incorporate.

The Construction Authority recognizes that the potential of removing the Metrolink Station in Claremont directly impacts those who utilize the station. As the study progresses, the Construction Authority will keep our stakeholders updated on any recommendations or opportunities to provide feedback.

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