Work to begin on $1.4bn extension of Foothill Gold line in California

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A stretch of the Foothill Gold line from Pasadena to Azusa. Credit: Foothill Gold line.
A stretch of the Foothill Gold line from Pasadena to Azusa. Credit: Foothill Gold line.

The authority building Phase 2B of the Foothill Gold line has started the countdown to work after awarding a $2.6 million utility relocation contract.

WA Rasic Construction was the successful bidder – as well as the first to be awarded a contract on the $1.4 billion project – and will now start work in October.

The 12.3m extension will begin at the Metro Gold line’s eastern terminus at Azusa and terminate in Claremont – although Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority said that it may be extended to Montclair if funding from San Bernardino County is reached.

The extension will include stops at: Citrus College, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont Village and Montclair.

For the first three years workers are expected to focus on relocating utilities, conducting pre-construction activities, finalising engineering plans and hiring a design-build contract team.

The utility relocation contract is the first of two contracts to be procured as part of the Glendora to Montclair project.

The second – the alignment design-build contract – will begin procurement this November and anticipate award in late 2018. Major construction will begin in 2020.

The project is being funded by Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.


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