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 when Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority re-opened the First/Santa Clara intersection temporarily to accommodate extra Breeders’ Cup traffic. But the Authority will re-close the intersection Monday to complete extensive work at the only grade-level crossing of the light rail train scheduled to open in 2016. Work to prepare the tracks, the crossing gates, and pedestrian walkways for the complex angled crossing near the train station and adjacent parking structure will continue until February.
Meanwhile, work is progressing quickly on the bridge over Santa Anita Avenue that is on track to be completed in January 2014.
Early in December, work will commence on the bridge over Huntington Drive at Second Avenue, which needs to be widened to carry two tracks. Construction is anticipated to take approximately five months. At this time, no long-term restrictions to vehicular traffic on Huntington Drive or Second Ave are anticipated during these construction activities. More information to be provided on our website and through construction alerts.
Sign-up to receive construction notifications to your cell phone by texting GOLDLINENEWS to 888777, or start receiving email updates by signing up at www.foothillextension.org.
For more information:
• Visit www.foothillextension.org
• Call the Hotline at (626) 324-7098
• Visit our Public Information Office at 400 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Suite 101-B , Arcadia (Open Mondays and Wednesdays 8 AM to 5 PM )