News | April 30, 2018

Southern Calif. Gold Line extension receives transportation agency funding

The California State Transportation Agency is supporting the 12.3-mile extension for both L.A. and San Bernardino counties

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The California State Transportation Agency announced Thursday it would award $290 million to the Foothill Gold Line extension from Glendora to Montclair to support the project on both sides of the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county line.

 

The 12.3-mile extension is currently estimated to cost $1.5 billion and has been funded on the Los Angeles County side by Measure M sales tax dollars approved by voters in November 2016. Based on earlier estimates, however, they were not going to be enough, and the project was facing a $250 million shortfall. 

 

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority is now moving forward with plans to hire the design-build contractor. In February, the authority short-listed four design-build teams to compete for the work. The authority is expected to issue a request for bids late next month, and a contract award is anticipated in October.

 

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Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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