Foothill Gold LRT extension breaks ground

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony for the USD 1.5 billion, six-station 20-km Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair at Citrus College in Glendora (Los Angeles county). The ceremony marks the first Measure M-funded rail project to begin construction.
“The Construction Authority’s team has been working tirelessly over the last few years to ready the Glendora to Montclair segment for construction. Today is a celebration of that tremendous effort, as well as the partnership that the Construction Authority has with our corridor cities and Metro that allowed this project to be the first Measure M funded project to move forward,” Foothill Gold Line CEO Habib Balian said.
The first three years of construction will be used to relocate strategic utilities, conduct pre-construction activities, hire a design-build contractor and finalize the project design. Major construction will begin in 2020 and involves the relocating/rebuilding of the freight/Metrolink systems and the construction of the Gold Line light rail system. Substantial completion is anticipated in 2026.
When completed, the Glendora to Montclair project will extend the Metro Gold Line light rail line from its eastern terminus in Azusa through the foothill communities in the San Gabriel Valley and into San Bernardino County, adding new light rail stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. Each will connect to the expanding rail network in Los Angeles County, as well as the Inland Empire.

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