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Glendora to Montclair

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Available: Community Information Meeting Boards - July & August 2017

The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair will extend the Metro Gold Line 12.3 miles and add stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair. As with Pasadena to Azusa, the extension from Glendora to Montclair is planned to be built along the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF) right-of-way, which was purchased by Metro in the early 1990s for the project.

Once completed, a trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena will take just over 40 minutes and further to Los Angeles will take approximately 75 minutes.

Planning for the Glendora to Montclair segment began in 2006, and significant work has been completed for the segment. The Final EIR was certified by the Construction Authority Board of Directors in March 2013, and a locally preferred alternative was selected. In March 2016, Addendum No. 3 to the Final EIR was approved, allowing for phased construction of the project if deemed necessary – Glendora to Claremont and then Claremont to Montclair.

Starting in 2014, the project began advanced conceptual engineering. The draft advanced conceptual engineering documents were completed in September 2016 and distributed to cities and other partner agencies for review and comment. Once complete, the advanced conceptual engineering will be made part of the design-build procurement.

Completion of the Glendora to Montclair segment is estimated to cost $1.476 billion and will take approximately nine years to construct. Groundbreaking is planned in December 2017 and substantial completion is anticipated in early-2026 (see below for funding and schedule details).

Click here to read the latest newsletter on the Glendora to Montclair segment.


Funding Status

The Construction Authority completed an updated project estimate for building the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair in 2017. The updated estimate was based on the draft advanced conceptual engineering (completed in September 2016) and subsequent constructability reviews that incorporated several constraints on construction by Metrolink and corridor cities. The reviews concluded the project would likely be built in two major construction phases – first the relocation/rebuilding of the freight and Metrolink tracks and Claremont Metrolink station and then construction of the light rail system.

The detailed constructability reviews also concluded that the project will likely take an additional two years to build than assumed in preliminary estimates for the project completed earlier in the planning process. The additional construction time is due to the complicated nature of the work ahead and the fact that the project is really two projects in one, adding costs associated with the extended timeline of construction and new prevailing and minimum wage increases that will take effect during the construction period. With this more detailed understanding of the project, the project estimate was updated in 2017 to $1.476 billion ($1.4 billion in Los Angeles County and $70 million to extend the line from Claremont to Montclair) from the earlier estimate of $1.216 billion.

The project is being built in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties and will be funded locally. It is anticipated that the majority of the funds needed to complete the Los Angeles County portion will come from the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan (Measure M), a half-cent sales tax measure approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 that took effect on July 1, 2017, along with residual funds from the Pasadena to Azusa segment that was completed on time and under budget. San Bernardino County has not identified where their portion of the project funding will come from and the Construction Authority is working with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to identify the funding needed to extend the line from Claremont (in Los Angeles County) to Montclair (in San Bernardino County).

The Construction Authority anticipates breaking ground on the Glendora to Montclair project in December 2017. The first year of the project will be used to relocate utilities, conduct other pre-construction activities, and to hire a design-build contractor. The project schedule, also updated in January 2017, assumes that a design-build contractor will be hired in late 2018 and take about seven years to finalize design and build the project. Substantial completion is assumed in early 2026. It is important to note that these are estimates; once a design-builder is hired, the project estimate and schedule will be reviewed once again to conform with the contractor’s bid and workplan.


Schedule

Click below to view the updated Glendora to Montclair Work Plan:

Planning for the Glendora to Montclair segment began in 2006, and significant work has been completed. The Final EIR was certified by the Construction Authority Board of Directors in March 2013, and a locally preferred alternative was selected. In March 2016, Addendum No. 3 to the Final EIR was approved, allowing for phased construction of the project if deemed necessary – Glendora to Claremont and then Claremont to Montclair.

Starting in 2014, the project began advanced conceptual engineering. The draft advanced conceptual engineering documents were completed in September 2016 and distributed to cities and other partner agencies for review and comment. Once complete, the advanced conceptual engineering will be made part of the design-build procurement.

Completion of the Glendora to Montclair segment is estimated to cost $1.476 billion and will take approximately nine years to construct. Groundbreaking is planned in December 2017 and substantial completion is anticipated in early-2026 (see below for funding and schedule details).

Questions about the future extension from Glendora to Montclair and/or the environmental review process should be directed to:

Lisa Levy Buch
Chief Communications Officer
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
(626) 305-7004
llevybuch@foothillgoldline.org

Click here to read the latest newsletter on the Glendora to Montclair segment.

Funding Status

The Construction Authority completed an updated project estimate for building the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair in 2017. The updated estimate was based on the draft advanced conceptual engineering (completed in September 2016) and subsequent constructability reviews that incorporated several constraints on construction by Metrolink and corridor cities. The reviews concluded the project would likely be built in two major construction phases – first the relocation/rebuilding of the freight and Metrolink tracks and Claremont Metrolink station and then construction of the light rail system.

The detailed constructability reviews also concluded that the project will likely take an additional two years to build than assumed in preliminary estimates for the project completed earlier in the planning process. The additional construction time is due to the complicated nature of the work ahead and the fact that the project is really two projects in one, adding costs associated with the extended timeline of construction and new prevailing and minimum wage increases that will take effect during the construction period. With this more detailed understanding of the project, the project estimate was updated in 2017 to $1.476 billion ($1.4 billion in Los Angeles County and $70 million to extend the line from Claremont to Montclair) from the earlier estimate of $1.216 billion.

The project is being built in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties and will be funded locally. It is anticipated that the majority of the funds needed to complete the Los Angeles County portion will come from the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan (Measure M), a half-cent sales tax measure approved by Los Angeles County voters in November 2016 that took effect on July 1, 2017, along with residual funds from the Pasadena to Azusa segment that was completed on time and under budget. San Bernardino County has not identified where their portion of the project funding will come from and the Construction Authority is working with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to identify the funding needed to extend the line from Claremont (in Los Angeles County) to Montclair (in San Bernardino County).

The Construction Authority anticipates breaking ground on the Glendora to Montclair project in December 2017. The first year of the project will be used to relocate utilities, conduct other pre-construction activities, and to hire a design-build contractor. The project schedule, also updated in January 2017, assumes that a design-build contractor will be hired in late 2018 and take about seven years to finalize design and build the project. Substantial completion is assumed in early 2026. It is important to note that these are estimates; once a design-builder is hired, the project estimate and schedule will be reviewed once again to conform with the contractor’s bid and workplan.


Schedule

Click below to view the updated Glendora to Montclair Work Plan: