From the Gold Line Construction Authority:
The FTC (Foothill Transit Constructors - a Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture) team has made significant progress on the design for the 11.5-mile light rail extension. Nearly all of the packages have been approved for construction, and FTC is on schedule to have the design substantially complete this coming month.
Construction continues to result in street closures and other impactful activities. The Construction Authority is sending periodic construction notices via email to those that sign up. If you have not already, we encourage you to sign up to receive these construction e-notices at www.foothillextension.org.
Below is a highlight of some of the construction activities now underway:
Nine bridges are under construction in the city of Azusa at three crossings (Foothill Blvd., Palm Dr. and Citrus Ave.) - six new bridges and three modifications.
Utility relocation and mass grading continues throughout the corridor city, and improvements at the first major at-grade crossing (Dalton Ave.) has begun. Dalton Ave closed to traffic in February and will continue to be closed until the end of April. Track and ties are being installed for the future relocated freight line (pictured above).
Irwindale Demolition of the old 700-ft long single-track San Gabriel River Bridge is now complete (pictured left). Crews will continue with the removal of existing abutments as they prepare for a new dual-track bridge will be built in the future.
The Duarte station is the first of six new stations to start construction. Early this month, FTC poured concrete for the platform foundations. Additionally, Highland Ave was the first of nearly two dozen at-grade crossings to begin construction. Construction began in early February and was completed on March 11 when street was re-opened for public use.
Construction of the crossing improvements at California Ave began on March 9. As a reminder, California Ave at the railroad crossing will be closed for the next five months as this work is completed. Additionally, work at the Monrovia Gold Line Station has also begun and will be on-going.
Demolition is complete on the old Colorado Blvd bridge. Crews have begun construction on the new bridge abutment walls. Work is also underway on the Arcadia Gold Line Station.
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