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Baldwin Ave shut down this week

Two of Arcadia’s busiest roadways will be closed for significant periods over the next two months. Baldwin Avenue will be completely closed to southbound traffic non-stop for more than three days this week, followed by 3 weeks of full closure at night. And the intersection of Huntington Drive at Second Avenue will be completely closed for four days around-the-clock to install a new steel bridge in the second week of August (likely the 8th – 11th).

Details of the Huntington Drive closure will be forthcoming.

Meanwhile, southbound lanes of Baldwin Avenue will be closed in two locations this week:

  1. beneath the I-210 Foothill Freeway overpass

  2. just south of Colorado Blvd – no through traffic on Southbound Baldwin at Colorado Blvd.

The access road from eastbound Colorado Blvd onto southbound Baldwin Ave will remain open and accessible. The off-ramp from eastbound I-210 freeway at Baldwin Ave will remain open for northbound Baldwin Ave only.

The work to install underground duct banks and electrical vaults is related to the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light rail project scheduled to be completed in fall 2015 and open to riders in 2016. Once all underground work is complete, paving on southbound Baldwin Ave will begin.

The around-the-clock closure begins at midnight tomorrow (this Sunday, June 29) and will remain closed until 6 a.m. Thursday morning, July 3.

Nighttime closures will begin midnight Sunday, July 6, and continue for approximately three weeks except for Fridays and Saturdays, with closures from:

  1. Sundays nights/Monday mornings: midnight – 6:00 am

  2. Monday – Thursday nights: 9:00 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Daytime closures of the access road from eastbound Colorado Blvd onto southbound Baldwin Ave. are anticipated to start on Monday, July 21, for approximately two weeks (upon completion of the nighttime closures of southbound Baldwin Ave). The access road from eastbound Colorado Blvd onto southbound Baldwin Ave will be closed to thru-traffic. Detours and signage will be posted to direct motorists around the closure.

NOTE: Construction schedules are subject to change.


  1. During the closures, traffic will be detoured and signage will be posted to direct motorists.

  2. Sidewalk access will remain open on the east side of the Baldwin Ave during this work.

  3. Noise from construction equipment will be produced near the active work zones.

  4. Lighting equipment used to illuminate the nighttime work will be directed towards the work zones.

  5. Access to all local businesses and residences will remain open at all times by use of detour routes


  1. Go to

  2. Call the Construction Hotline at (626) 324-7098

  3. Visit the Public Information Office at 400 N. Santa Anita Ave, Ste 1B, Arcadia; open Mondays & Wednesdays

  4. Text GOLDLINENEWS to 888777 to receive alerts to your cell phone

For questions about construction activities: Jeff Rowland, Community Relations Manager Foothill Transit Constructors (FTC) (626) 610-0300 / For project information: Sylvia Beltran, Community Relations Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (626) 305-7012 /


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