Foothill Gold Line E-News

July 2020


Major Construction Begins July 10: Full Closure of Gladstone Street at Railroad Crossing in San Dimas (July 10 – Sept. 30); Look Out for Construction Alerts in Your Inbox

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Digital sign alerting residents of upcoming Gladstone Street closure

After months of preparations, coordination and design work, KPJV is now set to begin major construction on the Glendora to Pomona project next week. The first major construction activity will take place in San Dimas, as crews work to rebuild the railroad crossing at Gladstone Street. The activity was planned to begin in early August, but has been moved up at the request of the city to July 10. This activity will require a full closure of the street at the railroad crossing for vehicles and pedestrians for three months, while crews relocate underground utilities, relocate the freight track, install the light rail tracks, install new safety equipment to make the crossing safer for motorists and pedestrians once Gold Line service begins – and much more. Local access to homes, businesses, schools and medical facilities on Gladstone Street, east and west of the closure, will be maintained at all times.

For more information on the Gladstone Street closure, including available detours and contact information for construction-related questions, click here to see the construction notice.

Below is a video that highlights the last pre-construction activities currently underway to prepare the railroad crossing at Gladstone Street for next week’s closure, as well as other activities that occurred in June throughout the project corridor. Click here or below to watch.

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If you are receiving this E-News Update, you will automatically be signed up to receive project Construction Alerts, which will provide you a heads-up when major construction activities might impact you (like street closures). The first Construction Alert will go out next week, ahead of the Gladstone Street closure.

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Supplemental Environmental Impact Report: Scoping Period Ends July 8

Last week, the Construction Authority hosted a virtual Public Scoping Meeting to discuss potential Project Modifications to parking facilities planned at the Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont stations. During the meeting, the Construction Authority gave a presentation on the potential project modifications and received public comments.

To view the presentation that was given during the meeting, click here (PDF file size approx. 25 MB). A copy of the Notice of Preparation for the Supplemental EIR can be found at www.foothillgoldline.org.

Submitting Scoping Comments

If you want to submit comments on the potential Project Modifications to help frame issues to be addressed in the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report, please submit your comments no later than July 8, 2020, to the following:

Lisa Levy Buch, Chief Communications Officer
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
406 East Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, California 91016-3633
Email: LLevyBuch@foothillgoldline.org

Questions about the SEIR? Call (626) 471-9050.


How to Stay Updated or Get Questions Answered

While the Construction Authority and KPJV project offices are closed to the public temporarily, stakeholders have access to staff during business hours (see contact information below) and project information 24/7 at foothillgoldline.org.

For Construction-Related Questions:
(626) 513-5788 / CommunityRelations@Kiewit-Parsons.com

For General Project Questions:
(626) 305-7012 / publicaffairs@foothillgoldline.org


Thank you for your continued interest in the Foothill Gold Line. We hope you are staying safe and well during this time.

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

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