Baldwin Ave shut down this week

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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 forĀ 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

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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

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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

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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...]

First Avenue re-closes Monday

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First Avenue will close to all traffic at Santa Clara Street again on Monday, Nov. 11 for about three more months. And new bridge-widening construction will begin in December on the bridge over Huntington Drive at Second Avenue that will take about five months. Businesses and drivers enjoyed a two-week reprieve to accommodate extra Breeders' Cup traffic but the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority will re-close the … [Read more...]

Gold Line Azusa-to-Montclair meeting

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More than 70 city officials from San Gabriel Valley corridor cities came together October 23, 2013, with State Senator Norma Torres, federal and state delegation representatives and public artists to kick off the next phase of work for the Gold Line Foothill Extension from Azusa to Montclair. The 12.3-mile project will extend light rail service from the current terminus under construction in the city of Azusa, to the cities of Glendora, San … [Read more...]

Major construction throughout Arcadia

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It seems no matter which street you drive in Arcadia today, you will see major construction going on. Not only are many of the schools still under a seven-year quarter-of-a-billion dollar renovation project and City Hall is getting a terrific facelift, but here are just a few of the additional highly-visible projects: Work is just beginning on a new Hale Medical Center on Huntington Drive across the street from Methodist Hospital on … [Read more...]

Gold Line construction updates

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Provided by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority on July 9... The Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa project is on schedule to be completed in Fall 2015, when it will be turned over to Metro for testing and pre-revenue service. As you can see throughout Arcadia, construction is now fully underway. Here is an update on Arcadia-related construction: The bridge over Colorado Boulevard was … [Read more...]