Foothill Gold Line Updates: Eucla Ave. Opens Ahead of Schedule

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Kiewit-Parsons crews work on the support beams for the Foothill Gold Line flyover bridge at Bonita Avenue and Cataract Avenue. Photo: Phil Ebiner

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.

Eucla Avenue opened to vehiclular and pedestrian traffic on Friday, July 9, over a month ahead of schedule. Photo Courtesy: Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority

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. 

This month, the intersection at Bonita Avenue and Cataract Avenue will begin phase two of construction, as Kiewit-Parsons begins work on the support beams for the flyover bridge. Bonita Avenue will continue to remain open, thanks to a newly constructed eastbound lane. Photo Courtesy: Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority

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.

Walnut Avenue is scheduled to be closed at the railroad tracks through Nov. 18. San Dimas Avenue is designated as the primary detour route. Photo Courtesy: Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority

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