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PHOENIX, AZ — The contractor is on board and has prepared a schedule for the first phase of work to construct the 3.1-mile Central Mesa light rail extension through downtown Mesa. The public is encouraged to attend this Wednesday’s meeting to become introduced to the Design-Build team, what to expect during construction and the resources available to support the community now and throughout construction. Construction is expected to commence in late May/early June.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
6 – 7:30 p.m.; presentation at 6:15 p.m.
East Valley Institute of Technology
Health & Sciences Building Auditorium
1601 W. Main St., Mesa
The Central Mesa extension is a 3.1-mile light rail extension on Main Street from Sycamore to Mesa Drive. Construction activities include relocation of utilities, roadway improvements and widening and installation of track and stations. During construction, METRO will work closely with the contractor to minimize impacts to the community and maintain business and residential access.
Citizens are encouraged to stay up-to-date with the project via email, web or social media:
METRO is responsible for the development and operation of the region’s high-capacity transit system. The first 20-mile light rail line opened December 2008 and served 13.2 million riders in 2011, exceeding the prior year by four percent. METRO serves an average of 40,000 riders per weekday. It is also planning for six extensions that will create a 57-mile system by 2031.