On March 19, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting statements of qualifications from prospective proposers to provide design-build services for intermodal parking facilities and enhancements associated with the Metro Gold Line Foothill light-rail extension.
The project will involve the design and construction of multiple 200-plus-space parking structures and 100-plus-space surface parking lots, as well as the implementation of other amenities at the six stations included as part of the light rail extension’s Pasadena-to-Azusa segment.
The main parking facilities anticipated for the project include a two-level parking structure with 300 spaces in Arcadia, a four-level parking structure with 350 spaces in Monrovia, a three-level parking structure with 350 spaces in Irwindale (including the construction of retaining walls, roadway improvements, a lot for a future building and the relocation of utilities), a three-level parking structure with 200 spaces in Azusa-Citrus, a surface parking lot with 200 spaces in Azusa-Alameda, and surface parking lot with 125 spaces in Duarte. Related intermodal enhancements are expected to include traffic signals, concrete bus pads, bus shelters, benches, retaining walls, sidewalks and ramps, enhanced crosswalks, landscaping and roadway improvements, among other items.
Last year, the Authority awarded a $486 million design-build contract for the 11.5 mile Pasadena-to-Azusa segment (from the Sierra Madre Villa station in the City of Pasadena to Citrus Avenue near the boundary of the City of Azusa and the City of Glendora) to a Kiewit/Parsons joint venture. The segment is scheduled to be completed in 2015. In 2010, the Authority awarded a separate design-build contract to Skanska for the Iconic Freeway Structure (I-210 Bridge) within the same alignment, scheduled to be completed this year.
A further 12.6 mile segment extending the Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair (adding six stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair) is currently in the final environmental review stages, with a draft EIR anticipated this year. Once completed, a trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena will take just over 40 minutes, and further to Los Angeles will take approximately 75 minutes.
Statements of qualifications for the intermodal parking facilities and enhancements project are due on May 15, 2012.