Gold Line Bridge Construction Will Disrupt 210 Traffic

Expect some lanes on the eastbound 210 Freeway to be shut down on Tuesday and Wednesday nights as work gets underway this week on a bridge for the Gold Line in Arcadia.

Construction on the Metro Gold Line bridge that would link the proposed Arcadia Station with the Sierra Madre Villa Station in Pasadena is expected to begin next week, which triggers the start of traffic flow interference on the eastbound 210 Freeway in the coming months.

The 584 linear-foot bridge will cross over the eastbound lanes of the 210, between Baldwin and Santa Anita Avenues, according to a news release from the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. The Authority is targeting July 2012 to wrap up construction.

In the short-term, residents can expect the eastbound HOV and No. 1 lanes of the eastbound 210 to be closed off from Rosemead Boulevard to Santa Anita Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. There's also a chance that could extend to Thursday night at the same times as well. 

The Arcadia City Council at its last council meeting.

Construction updates can be found on the Authority website, and there is also a 24-hour project information hotline at (855) 446-1160.

yvette July 04, 2011 at 06:10 PM
That's the most ridiculous thing i have ever seen! really? why did they tear down the the old bridge years ago, BIG WASTE OF MONJEY THAT WE DONT HAVE!!!!! Stupid
Peter Hauge July 04, 2011 at 10:10 PM
They weren't extending the Gold Line years ago.
Monrovia Betty July 05, 2011 at 06:09 PM
Apparently the last bridge, which was torn down, was structurally unsafe in many ways, because of earthquake damage. It is sad that it has to be rebuilt, but in the long-run, hopefully it will make the commute for many a lot better! Public transportation isn't what it was way back in the day, but there is a chance that some of the freeway congestion can be eliminated with the Gold Line.


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