Dalton Avenue closed for construction


Photo: Natalie Thies

Students may encounter construction when heading west from campus on Foothill Blvd.

On Monday, Feb. 18, Dalton Ave. closed due to construction for the new Gold Line, which will be the new Foothill extension for the county’s rail system.

Dalton Ave will continue to be closed until early April 2013, but only between Ninth St. and Foothill Blvd.

The sidewalk along Dalton Ave. is also closed off to pedestrians. However, the Azusa City Library, the Azusa Senior Center and other businesses in the area will remain open and accessible by detours. Signs and detour signals will be available but delays are expected.

The Director of Public Affairs for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Lisa Levy Buch explains why Dalton Ave. will be closed for so long.

“Dalton Avenue is one of two dozen street level, or what we refer to as at-grade, crossings that will be built for the 11.5-mile Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa. Each will need to be closed for a significant amount of time to install the utilities, track, crossing equipment and more,” Buch said. “The Construction Authority appreciates everyone’s patience during these closures and your attention to the construction detours and other signage.”

Those interested in receiving updates on the Gold Line Foothill Extension construction can sign up for free with their email at www.foothillextension.org or can call the community hotline at (626) 324-7098. There are also public information offices open along the new constructed corridor. The closest office in Azusa is at 1300 W. Optical Drive, Ste. 500.