Foothill Gold Line E-News

January 2020


Construction Update: Pre-Construction Activities Continue

The Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture (JV) team is hard at work with various pre-construction activities in preparation for the start of major construction – expected late this summer.

As you may have seen, crews have been out along the Foothill Gold Line corridor (pictured below) collecting soil samples, verifying underground utilities, conducting water infiltration tests and surveying the alignment.

The Construction Authority and Kiewit-Parsons JV teams continue to hold regular design task force meetings to work closely together and discuss and finalize various aspects of the project’s design, including civil (fencing, walls, grading and safety access), tracks, roadways (at-grade crossings and road improvements), drainage (water drainage improvements), underground utilities (water, power, sewage, gas and telecommunication lines), systems (dealing with train control, signals, power and communications), stations, and structures (bridges, pedestrian undercrossings and culverts/washes).

Building the Foothill Gold Line involves many partnerships besides the Construction Authority and Kiewit-Parsons, and coordination meetings have been (and continue to be) held with the corridor cities, LA Metro, Metrolink and other third-parties to prepare the project, communities and regional agencies for major construction.

All of this work, along with many other efforts, will continue through the coming months as the project gets closer to major construction.


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New Project Office, Hotline and Email Available to Help Answer Questions

New project office opens in Glendora at 2100 E. Route 66, Suite 200, Glendora, CA 91740

Earlier this month, the Kiewit-Parsons JV team and many of the Construction Authority’s team moved into the new project office in Glendora. At this office, the designers and builders will work side by side to complete the project. Community members are now able to visit this office (see address below), in addition to the existing Construction Authority headquarters in Monrovia, to speak directly with staff and get information about the project or construction. A new construction hotline and email address are also now available to help answer questions.

Construction Public Information Office
2100 E. Route 66, Suite 200
Glendora, CA 91740

Project Construction Questions
Hotline: (626) 513-5788
Email: CommunityRelations@Kiewit-Parsons.com

General Project Questions
Call: (626) 471-9050
Email: PublicAffairs@foothillgoldline.org


SAVE THE DATE: Community Open Houses – Glendora (3/5), San Dimas (3/12), La Verne (3/10), Pomona (3/11)

Ahead of major construction starting late this summer, the Construction Authority invites you to attend a community open house to learn the latest about the project, meet the Kiewit-Parsons JV team and understand how and when construction may impact you. The station artists will also be available to discuss the public artwork planned for their station at their city-specific meetings. All meetings will provide the same information, so attend the one that works best for you:

Community Open Houses

All meetings take place 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Arrive any time; no formal presentation is planned
(click here for a flyer)

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Glendora Library, Bidwell Forum
140 S. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA 91741
Station Artist: Michael Hillman
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
La Verne Community Center
3680 D St., La Verne, CA 91750
Station Artist: Blue McRight
Facebook Event Page

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Palomares Park Community Center
499 E. Arrow Hwy., Pomona, CA 91767
Station Artist: Stephen Farley
Facebook Event Page

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Stanley Plummer Community Building
245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773
Station Artists: Eugene and Anne Olsen Daub
Facebook Event Page

Project Map and Background

The Glendora to Montclair project will extend Metro Gold Line service to the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The first nine miles of the project, from Glendora to Pomona, is fully funded and will begin major construction in late summer (and take five years to complete). If additional funding is secured before October 2021, the entire project from Glendora to Montclair will be completed altogether and take eight years. For this reason, the open houses will focus on the Glendora to Pomona segment; but the community from throughout the Glendora to Montclair project area is invited and welcome to attend these meetings, and the Construction Authority will host future meetings in Claremont and Montclair when the additional funding is secured.

We hope to see you at one of the open houses.


Thank you for your continued interest in the Foothill Gold Line.

Lisa Levy Buch, Chief Communications and Strategic Development Officer and the Public Affairs Team

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