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Community Outreach Coordinator
On October 15, Valley Metro and the city of Mesa will host a fall festival to mark the start of construction on the Gilbert Road light rail extension. The community is invited to join Mesa Mayor John Giles and councilmembers for the celebration, which includes family-friendly activities, local food and musical entertainment.
Construction begins the week of October 17. The contractor, Stacy and Witbeck/Sundt, has started initial pre-construction, which includes utility survey work and installing temporary street lighting and traffic signals.
In 2011, Valley Metro initiated the Gilbert Road Extension study. It identified and evaluated various ways light rail could be placed within Main Street.
In 2012, Valley Metro entered the environmental phase of the study, which included further review of design options and locations of the stations and park-and-ride.
In April 2013, a preferred design option was adopted by the Mesa City Council. To view the details of the preferred option, click here.
The project’s environmental review was completed in 2014 and the final design team kicked off their efforts in August 2015. To view the environmental reports, click here.