Gold Line Construction Oversight

City of La Verne

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority issued a design/build contract to Kiewit-Parsons Joint Venture to design and construct the 9.1 mile easterly extension of the existing light rail system from Glendora to Pomona. The current 9.1 Foothill Gold Line Light Rail Extension is part of the larger 12.3 mile project planned to the City of Montclair. Light rail stations are planned for the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Pomona. The City of La Verne engaged Civiltec to provide general project oversight of all design aspects of the light rail project to minimize possible impacts to La Verne’s utilities, rights of way, and residents. While technical reviews of the proposed project are provided by a third party, Civiltec is in charge of ensuring the project is compatible with existing city systems and identifying any necessary improvements to potentially impacted city facilities.

Civiltec has been performing construction oversight for the Gold Line and provides advice on the constructability of the extension of the railroad equipment and light rail tracks extension. In addition, with the ultimate goal of completing the Gold Line, other improvements must be completed. These include waterline, street and sidewalk repair, and electrical changes such as traffic signals. Our work on this project is conducted by W. David Byrum, PE (Principal), Terry Kerger, PE (Project Manager), and Dan Keesey (the previous Director of Public Works for the City of La Verne). Together, the three provide weekly progress reports and updates. The initial project segment is expected to open in January 2025. The finished line will cut the time of travel significantly. A trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena will take just over 40 minutes and further to Los Angeles will take approximately 75 minutes. Check back in for more updates as the project continues to develop.

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