A portion of Vermont Avenue in Glendora will be closed for more than five months starting Friday for construction related to the 9.1-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail project.

Vermont will be closed through Sept. 25 between Carroll Avenue and Route 66 to pedestrians and vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but construction will occur between 7 a.m. and midnight, Monday through Saturday, according to the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. People will be able to access homes and businesses on Vermont Avenue within the closure area.

Also starting Friday, Alda Avenue will permanently close at Vermont and become a cul-de-sac.

During construction, crews will relocate underground utilities, install a new safety and communication system, install two new light rail tracks, install the relocated freight track and rebuild the street.

Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to detour on Glendora Avenue, and bus stops will be temporarily relocated. More information on the Foothill Transit Bus relocations can be accessed by dialing 800-743-3463 or visiting foothilltransit.org. Information about the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority relocations can be accessed by dialing 323-466-3876 or visiting metro.net.

Residents and businesses near the construction zone can contact 626-513-5788 or CommunityRelations@Kiewit-Parsons.com for more information.

The Metro Gold Line currently travels from Union Station to Montclair. The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority is working to add new light-rail stations to connect the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The project is being built in phases, but the entire extension is expected to be done by 2028.

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