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Construction Crews Make Progress on Gold Line Duarte/City of Hope Station

Duarte Councilman, Metro board member and Construction Authority board member John Fasana at the Duarte/City of Hope Station. Photo Credit: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Consruction Authority.
Duarte Councilman, Metro board member and Construction Authority board member John Fasana at the Duarte/City of Hope Station. Photo Credit: Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Consruction Authority.
The following project update was provided by Habib F. Balian, chief executive officer of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.

Over the last 24-hours, crews began installing the first station canopies, making the Duarte/City of Hope Station officially part of the landscape.  (Included), you can see a photo from an update briefing (Thursday) with Duarte Councilman, Metro board member and Construction Authority board member John Fasana at the Duarte/City of Hope Station.

As you can see, progress was made throughout the day and continues today. As of (Friday) morning (photo shown), all canopy structural elements are in place and the roof frame elements are now being installed.  
 
FTC also completed the main girder installation on the new Santa Anita Ave Bridge this week. Over the last four nights, crews have installed 24, 75-foot long, 83,000 pound girders across the newly built abutments. Six girders were set in four different areas each night, creating the platform from which crews will build the bridge deck, install utilities, track system, etc. (Attached) is a photo taken (Friday) morning, following last night’s final phase of installation:

Finally, the Construction Authority has now issued the Request for Proposals for the next phase of the project, Azusa to Montclair. The RFP, for engineering and NEPA support services, will take the project through advanced conceptual engineering and prepare it for a design-build procurement. Proposals are due in early March, and we anticipate a contract award in April.

The Journey Continues,

Habib F. Balian

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