A long discussed plan that will allow Gold Line adjacent residents to travel even further east on the light rail system came one step closer to being finalized on Wednesday.
The Gold Line Construction Authority board voted Wednesday to approve a deal with the city of Monrovia to purchase land for a maintenance facility and awarded a $500 million design-build contract to a company to construct the coming Foothill Extension.
The Monrovia City Council must still sign off on the $56 million deal the board approved to purchase city land for a maintenance yard needed for the Foothill Extension to progress. The city when it hopes to iron out complications with its redevelopment agency.
The Monrovia deal allowed the GLCA to access Measure R funds to start construction of the Gold Line Foothill Extension, which extends the Gold Line 11.5 miles from Pasadena to Azusa. The board awarded the contract to build the light rail extension to Foothill Transit Constructors–A Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture.
The Foothill Extension is slated to be finished by 2015.