Members of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority were joined by elected officials at Pomona City Hall to sign the alignment design-build contract for the 12.3-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair. The contract signing officially marks the beginning of major construction for the $2.1 billion light rail project.
The contract, awarded to joint venture of Kiewit-Parsons, includes an $805.6 million base scope for the first nine miles of the project from Glendora to Pomona. The contract includes a two-year contract option to complete the full project to Montclair for a total contract amount of $1,186.9 million if additional funds are secured by October 2021.
“Today, as we sign the contract that kicks off major construction for the next Gold Line segment, we are one step closer to improving mobility and the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of residents, workers, students and others as they travel to and from the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys each day,” said Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Board Chair and Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval.
“Getting to today’s contract signing would not have been possible without the partnership and collaboration with LA Metro’s board and executive team; and the support of elected officials at all levels, including the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments and the State of California that provided hundreds of millions of dollars of funding that helped make today possible,” added Sandoval.
The extension will add six new stations to the Metro Gold Line system in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The Glendora to Pomona segment is anticipated to be completed in 2025, and the entire project to Montclair by 2028 if the contract option is initiated.
“The Kiewit-Parsons team has a long history working for the Construction Authority and doing an excellent job,” stated Habib F. Balian, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority CEO. “I am confident that their team, and my team at the Construction Authority, are ready to go to work to deliver another successful project for this region.”