Preparing for Central Mesa Light Rail Construction

Preparing for Central Mesa Light Rail Construction

METRO light rail’s first extension into downtown Mesa will break ground in late spring 2012.  In preparation, METRO invites the community to learn about the initial construction activities, progress of project design and business assistance programs that are available to neighboring businesses today.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
6 – 8 p.m.; presentation begins at 6:20 p.m.
East Valley Institute of Technology, Main Auditorium
1601 W. Main St., Mesa

The first phase of construction is utility relocation.  Relocation is necessary to maintain access to these underground utilities with the addition of the future, center-running track.  Design is also underway and will be completed, in order to further advance construction, in 2013.

The 3.1-mile Central Mesa extension will travel east on Main Street from the current end-of-line at Sycamore, through downtown Mesa to Mesa Drive.  It will consist of four stations and a park-and-ride lot.  The project will be built using a mix of regional Proposition 400 funds and federal grant dollars by late 2015/early 2016.