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Arcadia tracks removed

Construction crews are finalizing the form-work and installing over 500 tons of reinforcing steel for the superstructure and outrigger (or main cross-beam) of the iconic bridge to carry the Gold Line light rail train over the eastbound lanes of the 210 freeway. Once that element is completed in early June, 2,100 cubic yards of concrete will be placed to form the main bridge structure.

Meanwhile, major construction on the rest of the route is scheduled to begin in September. Foothill Transit Authority crews are out along the corridor conducting pre-construction activities. During the last several weeks, crews have begun demolishing the abandoned track in Arcadia, as well as demolishing the Colorado Boulevard bridge, which crosses Colorado Boulevard just west of Santa Anita Avenue. Crews can be seen in photo at right removing old freight rail track from the right-of-way in Arcadia.

The Construction Authority will be hosting a community open house at the Arcadia Public Library from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, to update the community on the overall construction schedule, plans for each future station, and to provide an opportunity for the community to meet the station artists for each station. Construction Authority and FTC staff will be available to answer questions about construction and how it might impact you.

— By Scott Hettrick


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