Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Work to begin on tying Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension into existing Gold Line

The view east from the Sierra Madre Villa station toward the alignment for the Foothill Extension. The view east from the Sierra Madre Villa station toward the alignment for the Foothill Extension. LACMTA

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority in California has been making progress on the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, the 11.5-mile addition that will extend the Gold Line from its current terminus in eastern Pasadena to a new station in Azusa just north of Citrus College.

 

Work is now set to begin to connect the future extension to the existing Gold Line Sierra Madre Villa Station.

The first phase of work is scheduled for November 17. More work will be done through the upcoming winter. All work is subject to weather postponement. The construction authority is also planning the second phase of the project that would extend the rail line to Montclair. That segment is not funded at this time but is in Metro's Long Range Transportation Plan.

The Gold Line Foothill Extension is a $1.7-billion, 24-mile extension of the Gold Line light-rail system. The project is planned in two segments, Pasadena to Azusa and Azusa to Montclair. The Pasadena to Azusa segment is fully funded by Los Angeles County's Measure R and is on schedule to be completed in 2016.

 

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