Foothill Gold Line E-News Update – May 2021 Project and Community Updates

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May 18, 2021

UPDATES: Grade Crossings; Bridge Construction; Glendora Station; Relocated Freight Track Installation; May Project Update Video

Three More Grade Crossings Reopen


Photos: (Top) Elwood Ave. grade crossing in Glendora reopened; (Bottom) Fulton Rd. grade crossing in La Verne/Pomona reopened

Last Friday, the Elwood Ave. grade crossing in Glendora, which closed for reconstruction in early March, reopened to motorists and pedestrians. Two weeks ago, crews rebuilt the Lone Hill Ave. freight-only crossing in Glendora over the span of three and a half days, allowing the street to reopen the morning of May 7. And in late April, crews completed the first reconstruction phase at the Fulton Rd. crossing in La Verne/Pomona, allowing the street to reopen (with new restricted – right in/right out – access to the Fulton Rd. Pomona North Metrolink parking lot entrance).

At all three of these grade crossings, crews completed extensive underground utility work; rebuilt the roadway, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and medians; and installed new tracks. A second closure of Fulton Rd. will take place in the future to allow crews to install the two light rail tracks and relocate the freight track onto the Thompson Creek bridge (currently under construction).

We truly appreciate the community’s continued patience as we build this project and temporarily impact access to your local streets. Eight at-grade crossings have already undergone reconstruction and have reopened.


Photo: Lone Hill Ave. freight-only grade crossing in Glendora reopened

Five Grade Crossings Currently Under Construction


Photos: (Top) Pasadena Ave. grade crossing in Glendora; (Bottom) Loraine Ave. grade crossing in Glendora

On the same morning that Elwood Ave. reopened, crews began reconstructing the grade crossings at Pasadena Ave. and Loraine Ave. in Glendora. The streets will be closed to motorists and pedestrians for several months - six months at Pasadena Ave., and three and a half months at Loraine Ave. Along with the ongoing reconstructions at Vermont Ave. (Glendora), Eucla Ave. (San Dimas) and E St. (La Verne), there are now five active crossing reconstructions taking place across the corridor.


Photo: Crews building new storm drain at Vermont Ave. in Glendora

Crews are working underground at the five crossings, relocating and protecting water, sewer, communications, power and gas lines.


Photos: (Top) Crews protecting water line at E St. in La Verne; (Bottom) Eucla Ave. grade crossing in San Dimas

Stay Updated: Upcoming Street Closures

More information on upcoming closures will be made available in the coming weeks. Stay up to date by signing up for Construction Alerts at

Girders Installed for New Light Rail and Freight Bridges in Glendora and La Verne


Photo: Bridge structures at San Dimas Wash for light rail (left) and freight (right)

Over the past month, crews successfully installed large steel or concrete girders onto the new, relocated freight bridges over San Dimas Wash and Big Dalton Wash in Glendora and Thompson Creek in Pomona. Crews will soon install the relocated freight track over these girders, allowing freight service to resume and utilize these new bridges.

In addition, significant progress has also been made on new light rail bridges for the future Gold Line trains. At Big Dalton Wash, crews installed girders for the new light rail bridge - a first for the project. At San Dimas Wash, the abutments (which are the supports on both sides of a structure) for the light rail bridge are complete and ready for girders to be installed in the near future.


Photos: Crews install girder for relocated freight bridges over Big Dalton Wash (Top) and Thompson Creek (Bottom).

And at Marshall Creek in La Verne, crews recently built foundation piles to reinforce the freight bridge structure.


Photo: Crews build foundation piles for freight bridge structure over Marshall Creek

In total, crews will build or renovate 19 bridge structures for the light rail and freight systems from Glendora to Pomona. While many of the bridges will cross water channels, four new light rail bridges will be built over major streets: Foothill/Grand, Route 66 and Lone Hill Ave. in Glendora; and Bonita/Cataract in San Dimas. Work will be underway at these locations for the next few years. See construction notices here with details.

Glendora Station Construction


Photos: (Top) Foothill Gold Line staff review custom form panels on ramp at Glendora station pedestrian undercrossing; (Bottom) Crews building wall for pedestrian entrance walkway at Glendora station pedestrian undercrossing

At the site of the future Glendora station, crews continue to make progress constructing the pedestrian undercrossing that will provide riders safe access to the future station platform from surrounding streets and the future station parking facility without having to cross tracks.

With the southern wall of the ramp to the future station platform and wall of the pedestrian entrance walkway erected, crews were able to backfill the area between the walls - allowing them to finish utility work and install the relocated freight track above the pedestrian undercrossing structure.

In addition, crews are now focused on completing the northern wall of the ramp, as well as the entirety of the wall along the pedestrian entrance walkway. As riders walk along the pedestrian walkway, through the undercrossing and up the ramp to the station platform, they will see various citrus designs on the walls.


Photo: Crews installing relocated freight track above the Glendora station pedestrian undercrossing

Relocated Freight Track Installation Nears Completion in Glendora; Freight Service to Resume in June


Photo: Relocated freight track in Glendora

As seen in the photo above, crews are nearing completion on the relocation of approximately five miles of freight track between Barranca Ave. and Gladstone St. in Glendora. This accounts for the first of three portions of the project that will undergo relocation.

KPJV has been able to accelerate relocation of the freight track within the city of Glendora as a result of an agreement that started in November 2020 to suspend freight service temporarily through the city through May 2021.

Freight service is expected to resume in the area as soon as June 1. Always stay alert for trains.

To see more of these and other activities that took place this past month, click here or below to watch the May 2021 project highlight video.



Virtual Community Meeting

(Registration Required)


The Construction Authority is hosting a Virtual Community Meeting TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021, to provide an update on the project and to answer questions. The meeting will focus on the Glendora to Pomona segment, but the community from throughout the Glendora to Montclair project area is invited and welcome to attend.

To comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements, join the meeting from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. It will be hosted on Zoom, and registration is required to attend (see registration link below).


(TOMORROW) Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The meeting will be hosted on Zoom. It will start with a live presentation by Construction Authority and KPJV staff; followed by a Questions/Answer session.


Registration is required to attend the Virtual Community Meeting. To register for the meeting, click hereYou will be asked to provide your name and email address as part of the registration process. Once registered, you will receive an email with a Zoom link for the meeting, as well as a phone number to join the meeting by phone.

To request ADA accommodations, call (626) 471-9050 at least 72 hours in advance.

Si necesita información del proyecto o servicios de interpretación en español, llame a Yesenia Arias al (626) 305-7012.

Questions about the Virtual Community Meeting or Registration, Call: (626) 471-9050.


Not able to attend? A recording of the meeting will be made available after the meeting, and our staff is always available to answer your questions:

By email:

By phone: (626) 471-9050


Thank you for your continued interest in the Foothill Gold Line. Our entire team hopes you continue to stay safe and healthy.

Lisa Levy Buch, Chief Communications and Strategic Development Officer and the Public Affairs Team

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UPDATES: Grade Crossings; Bridge Construction; Glendora Station; Relocated Freight Track Installation; May Project Update Video

TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at 6 PM: Virtual Community Meeting (Registration Required to Attend)


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406 E. Huntington Drive
Suite 202
Monrovia, CA 91016

Phone: (626) 471-9050

Office Hours: Mon - Thurs, 8 AM - 4 PM


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2100 E. Route 66
Suite 200
Glendora, CA 91740

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Project funding in Los Angeles County is mostly from Measure M; with additional funding from Measure R and the State of California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (including funds from SB1).

San Bernardino County funds will be used to extend the line from Claremont to Montclair (with TIRCP and SB1 funds).





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