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Gold Line Authority: Monrovia Gets Our Maintenance Facility

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The Gold Line Foothill Extension took a step forward last night, when the Construction Authority certified its Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (even though a "ceremonial" groundbreaking took place in June). The SEIR took in some modifications to the 11.5-mile long light-rail extension from Pasadena into Azusa (there's one, possibly two more extensions on this end of the Gold Line), with, most importantly, the maintenance facility for the line being hammered out. The 25-acre facility will be in Monrovia, bounded by Evergreen, Shamrock, and California Avenues, and Duarte Road to the south. Other issues worked out include parking locations for the Irwindale and Monrovia stops and the replacement of two bridges along the alignment. A press release from the Authority says a construction contract for the line will likely be rewarded in April and big-time construction may start late in the year--AECOM has already been picked to design the line's big basket bridge and a company named Skansa will build it. Rendering of Irwindale station via Construction Authority
· Foothill Extension [Official Site]