Construction is in full gear along the 11.5-mile light rail corridor from Pasadena to Azusa.
Work is underway on three of the six stations, including the platforms at the future Monrovia and Duarte stations (the two images you see above).
Work on all of the 24 bridges being built or modified for the project is going well. Seventeen are either completed or underway, including the longest bridge - the 700-foot-long San Gabriel River Bridge. It will be complete in the coming weeks, in time for the start of the rainy season.
Currently, the following streets are closed for grade crossing improvements:
- Intersection of First Ave and Santa Clara St, Arcadia
- Mayflower Ave at the railroad corridor, Monrovia
- California Ave at the railroad corridor, Monrovia
Azusa to Montclair Update:
Following certification of the environmental impact report earlier this year, the Construction Authority is preparing to kick-off the next phase of work for the Azusa to Montclair project. Starting in October, the Authority will host a meeting with city staff and officials to discuss the schedule and scope for Advanced Conceptual Engineering (ACE). The ACE work, which is expected to begin next year, will advance the design and engineering for the 12.3-mile, six station project to a point where it will be ready for a future design-build procurement.As the Construction Authority continues to progress on the planning and engineering for this segment, they also continue to work with Metro to identify potential funding opportunities for the $950 million project. If funding is able to be secured in fiscal year 2015-2016, the Construction Authority anticipates that construction can be completed on this segment in fiscal year 2021-2022.