The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority says it has released a new and informative video: “Building the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair” to provide an overview of the anticipated construction process for building the 12.3-mile, six-station light rail project from Glendora to Montclair. The project has an estimated $735 million budget.
There are two major construction phases: first relocating/rebuilding the freight and Metrolink systems, and then constructing the Gold Line light rail system. Animations in the video explain how the freight and Metrolink systems and Claremont Metrolink station will be relocated and rebuilt within the rail corridor with minimal disruption to their services and how the Gold Line system will fit within the shared corridor.
Contracting opportunities: See the FGCA contract information web page.
The Glendora to Montclair project will break ground on October 21. The first three years will be spent relocating utilities, conducting pre-construction activities, finalizing engineering plans and hiring the design-build contract team. Major construction is anticipated to begin in 2020 and take about six years to complete.
The project is being funded by Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The portion of the project within Los Angeles County (Glendora to Claremont) is being mostly funded by Metro’s Measure M half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in November 2016 and went into effect on July 1, 2017, as well as residual Measure R funds from the Pasadena to Azusa segment that was completed under budget. The portion from Claremont to Montclair is being funded by San Bernardino County.