Gold Line final rail laid


The final rail of the 11.5 mile foothill extension of the Gold Line was installed in a dignitary-filled ceremony in Azusa Oct. 18. Unanimous praise was paid to the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority for completing the rail line ahead of schedule and under budget. This leaves a couple of additional steps before the line is operational. Additional completion ceremonies are expected in 2015 as train stations are completed and … [Read more...]

Final day Huntington detours


Today (Monday, Aug. 11) is the fourth and final day of the complete shut down of the intersection at Huntington Drive and First Avenue, if all goes under to schedule. The intersection is scheduled to be re-opened early Tuesday morning before rush hour. Crews have been working long hours all weekend to get the major components of the second train bridge installed on the south side of the existing bridge. The mammoth metal bridge side was … [Read more...]

4-day Huntington Drive detour


Regarding the four-day shut down of Huntington Drive at Second Avenue this weekend, followed by six-weeks of off-and-on closures of Second Avenue, the Gold Line has issued the following public notices...     … [Read more...]

Huntington Drive 4-day shut-down


Update with detour map, Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m.: Huntington Drive is scheduled to be completely closed off to all traffic at Second Avenue for four days starting this Friday, Aug. 8. And Second Avenue will be closed off entirely overnight Sundays-Thursdays for an additional six weeks thereafter. The announcement of the exact timing of the major shutdown was dependent on the arrival of a large steel bridge girder being transported to Arcadia from the … [Read more...]

Baldwin Ave shut down this week


Two of Arcadia's busiest roadways will be closed for significant periods over the next two months. Baldwin Avenue will be completely closed to southbound traffic non-stop for more than three days this week, followed by 3 weeks of full closure at night. And the intersection of Huntington Drive at Second Avenue will be completely closed for four days around-the-clock to install a new steel bridge in the second week of August (likely the 8th - … [Read more...]

First Ave re-opened at Santa Clara


After months of being closed in all four directions, the intersection at First Avenue and Santa Clara Street is open. The intersection was closed or construction of Gold Line light rail tracks diagonally across the intersection from the northwest corner where a new train station is being built to the southeast corner where the tracks continue on to Azusa as part of an 11.5-mile extension to be open for riders in late 2016. Since the … [Read more...]

Gold Line station frame installed


The framework of the canopy at the new Arcadia station for Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail line was installed this week. The work on the northwest corner of the intersection at First Avenue and Santa Clara is one of four prominent and highly-trafficked areas currently under construction and where progress on Saturday, March 8, was obvious. All work in Arcadia is on schedule to be complete by fall 2015, though the train is not … [Read more...]

Santa Anita intersections closed Jan 6-9


Three intersections along Santa Anita Avenue from Colorado to St. Joseph will be completely closed to all east-west traffic for 11 hours on four consecutive nights next week for construction on the Gold Line light rail bridge over Santa Anita Avenue, it was announced this morning by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. And Santa Anita will be limited to one lane in each direction Monday-Thursday, Jan. 6-9. The Metro … [Read more...]