Drivers will have a tough time accessing In-N-Out and other local businesses along Santa Anita Avenue during construction of the Santa Anita Bridge, which begins in April. Foothill Transit Constructors, a Kiewit-Parsons joint venture, will build or modify 20 bridges along the 11.5-mile, $735 million extended Gold Line route from Pasadena to Azusa.
At a recent event held to give media an update on ongoing construction, FTC Community Relations Liason Dan Kulka said vehicles will have to line up on Colorado Boulevard to access In-N-Out's entrance on that street, instead of using the fast-food chain's Santa Anita entrance.
Once the Santa Anita Bridge is complete, construction will shutdown brieftly to avoid interference with the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1 and 2. Then, crews will begin work to expand the existing bridge on Huntington Drive at Second Street.
FTC officials say the Colorado Boulevard bridge will be completed in April as planned. In the meantime, the full, 24-hour closure of Colorado Boulevard between San Antonio Road and Santa Anita Avenue will remain in effect through April 30.
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