Construction of the 9.1-mile, $1.6 billion Foothill Gold Line Extension light-rail project in the eastern San Gabriel Valley is nearly two-thirds complete, with most of the bridge and grade crossing work done, according to a year-end wrap from the rail line construction authority.

That progress keeps the project on track to complete construction in the first quarter of 2025 and turn the rail line back over to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for train car testing and ultimately taking on passengers.

The rail line construction is being led by a joint venture of Omaha, Nebraska-based Kiewit Corp. and Centreville, Virginia-based Parsons Corp. When this construction phase is complete, the eastern terminus of the Gold Line will move from its current location in Azusa to Pomona. The Gold Line begins at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

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