By Amanda Lee
On Friday, July 9, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority announced the reopening of Eucla Avenue at the railroad crossing in the city of San Dimas. Here are some Gold Line construction updates for San Dimas.
Eucla Avenue reopening: The Construction Authority announced via email and online that the railroad crossing at Eucla Avenue has reopened to motorists and pedestrians. The construction along this crossing built a new light rail track, relocated the freight tracks, conducted underground utility work and created safety improvements along the new light rail corridor. Crews for Kiewit-Parsons, the company performing the construction, completed the Eucla Avenue roadway, medians, curbs, gutters and sidewalks to ensure a safe reopening for residents.
Bonita/Cataract bridge: Construction crews completed and opened the new eastbound lane on Bonita Avenue on Wednesday, July 7, which will allow traffic on Bonita Avenue to remain open as bridge construction moves into the second phase, scheduled to begin this month. The second phase will last about two months, until mid-September, allowing Kiewit-Parsons to construct the abutments for the flyover bridge crossing Bonita Avenue. These abutments act as the support beams for the bridge at the Bonita Avenue and Cataract Avenue intersection.
Walnut Avenue closure: The full street closure of Walnut Avenue at the railroad crossing began on June 18 and is scheduled to last until Nov. 18. This closure is for all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Businesses and homes north and south of the closure will continue to have access to their respective properties. San Dimas Avenue is the main detour, with Arrow Highway and Bonita Avenue connecting residents to detours.