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Colorado Blvd closed 1 month

West Colorado Boulevard will be closed west of Santa Anita Avenue to San Antonio Road from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. for three weeks from Monday, May 21, to Friday, June 8, as the train bridge is removed to make room for new ones to be built for the 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa light rail scheduled to open in 2016. During a fourth week of work, the road will be closed day and night from Monday, June 11, to Friday, June 15.

May 11 photo from Gold Line Facebook page: The I-210 Bridge form work is almost ready for concrete. The architectural form-liners are nearly all in place and reinforcing steel is being installed.

Meanwhile, eastbound lanes of the I-210 Foothill Freeway will be impacted on June 11 as concrete is poured for 18-hours at the new “iconic” bridge. Pre-construction activities, such as gathering soil samples, locating and surveying underground utilities, and will be ongoing throughout the summer.

(Click here for an index of recent stories and updates on various Gold Line projects and news.)

During the Colorado Blvd work, local access to residences and businesses will be maintained by use of access streets along the detour route on Colorado Place and Santa Clara Street; a portion of the eastern edge of the Newcastle Park will be fenced off but access to the majority of the park will be maintained.

At a future date to be announced, Colorado Blvd will need to be closed again when work begins on the construction of a new bigger bridge to carry two sets of side-by-side tracks for the Gold Line. Separately, work that the City of Arcadia recently announced to close off left turn access in and out of San Rafael on Huntington Drive has been indefinitely delayed until after all bridge work is done on Colorado Blvd. The two projects being conducted simultaneously would have effectively locked local residents in or out of the area by restricting the only access roads to the north and south of the area.

A construction notice that went out to local residents and property owners in the area is included below. For questions about construction activities:

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Community Hotline: (626) 324-7098

Dan Kulka, Community Relations Manager Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture (626) 610-0300 / For project information: Sylvia Beltran, Community Outreach Coordinator Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (626) 305-7012 /


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