Foothill Metro Gold Line Extension has Reached 36% Completion
Updated: Sep 11, 2021
Last week, the Foothill Gold Line Extension Construction Authority announced that the Foothill (L) Line extension is over 1/3 complete. This milestone comes a little over a year after entering the heavy construction phase of the project.
The $1.5 billion project will add an additional 9.1 miles of transit between Azusa and Pomona. Included in the extension are 4 new train stations with planned stops in Glendora, San Dimas, and La Verne, with a final stop adjacent to the Pomona Metro North Station.
“In addition to reaching substantial completion on the design for this important project this month, the project is now more than one-third complete overall - an extraordinary achievement accomplished during extraordinary times,” stated Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval, in a news release. “More than 300 people have been working full time on the project, including dozens of engineers that have focused on completing the design for nearly two years. Altogether, their efforts have allowed the project to move forward at an impressive pace - even as COVID-19 presented unique and unprecedented challenges.”
The rail line is currently six months ahead of schedule according to the Construction Authority. The original completion deadline was January 2025.
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