Yesterday, the Construction Authority held a Pre-Construction Workshop for corridor city council members, key city staff, police and fire personnel, and third-party agency staff involved in the Glendora to Montclair project. The 100 officials who participated at the workshop learned the current status of the project, as well as what to expect as the project moves into the design-build phase.
Details were shared about the project scope, temporary and permanent changes to be expected during and following construction, the involvement cities have in the design-build process, how safety is built into the project, timing for the procurement of the two major construction contracts, planned community outreach and notification before and during construction, and more. Also highlighted were the few remaining items that have not been resolved and how those issues will be finalized in the months ahead.
While major construction will not begin for three years, work with these key project partners is now moving into implementation and this meeting was organized to ensure everyone had the same information as we move into construction. To that end, the Construction Authority will be issuing a Request for Bids for the project’s first contract next week. Award of the contract is expected in September, with work beginning right after the October 21st Groundbreaking Ceremony. The first contract is focused on advanced utility relocation, so the first few years of the project will include that work, along with continued pre-construction activities, final engineering and selecting the design-build team for the Alignment contract.
Following yesterday’s meeting, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ran the story below, as well as an Editorial about last week’s major project milestone with Metro – approval of the Funding Agreement and Master Cooperative Agreement, making the Foothill Gold Line the first Measure M rail project to be funded and move into construction. If you missed the Editorial, here is a link.
The Journey Continues,
Habib F. Balian
Are six cities along future Foothill Gold Line ready for construction, road closures?
By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune