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Metro Gold Line extension breaks ground

June 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A special ceremony was held in Arcadia on Saturday as government and civic leaders joined for a groundbreaking on the new Foothill extension of the Metro Gold Line.When completed in 2014, the $690 million project will extend the line just over 11 miles.

The new extension will run from Pasadena through Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa.

Developers are also planning to build a number of new residential and commercial developments along the new route.

The Gold Line extension is the first project funded by Measure R, which was passed by voters in 2008.