Pardon our progress | Valley Metro

Pardon our Progress while construction occurs on Central Station Redevelopment, South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project and state of good repair maintenance throughout our light rail system. These projects will transform the landscape of the downtown Phoenix core while creating another rail corridor to serve additional Phoenix communities.

In the meantime, bus and rail riders, pedestrians and motorists may need to adjust their regular trips due to construction.

Rail schedule adjustment ends July 1

From April 16 through July 1, 2022, all light rail trains arrive every 20 minutes, system-wide, while construction is completed on the Downtown Hub. Some downtown stations will also be closed.

Use Trip Planner or the Valley Metro App to view the schedule that will be in effect during this period.

During this major construction milestone, crews will be installing special track pieces that will allow us to ultimately operate two light rail lines. One will travel north-south from the Metrocenter area to Baseline Road, and the other will travel east-west from downtown Phoenix to Mesa.

The work involves parts of our existing system, so trains will travel on one side of the track while the other is under construction.

Now until July 1, trains will alternate travel in both directions on the westbound track. 

  • Riders can board and de-board east- and westbound trains at:
    • Van Buren/Central Ave
    • Washington/Central Ave
    • 3rd St/Washington
       
  • The following platforms will be closed:
    • Van Buren/1st Ave
    • Jefferson/1st Ave
    • 3rd St/Jefferson

Traffic impacts

Construction work will also impact vehicular traffic in downtown Phoenix. Now until July 1, restrictions include:

  • Washington St. closed at 1st Ave.
  • One through lane maintained on 1st Ave.
  • The 1st Ave. slip lane onto Washington St. will be maintained
  • Access to Jefferson St. from Central Ave. to remain closed

Business and pedestrian access will be maintained. View the map with these restrictions and detour routes below, or by clicking here

Map of construction detours during phase 2 of single tracking

Pardon our Progress while construction occurs on Central Station Redevelopment, South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project and state of good repair maintenance throughout our light rail system. These projects will transform the landscape of the downtown Phoenix core while creating another rail corridor to serve additional Phoenix communities.

In the meantime, bus and rail riders, pedestrians and motorists may need to adjust their regular trips due to construction.

Rail schedule adjustment ends July 1

From April 16 through July 1, 2022, all light rail trains arrive every 20 minutes, system-wide, while construction is completed on the Downtown Hub. Some downtown stations will also be closed.

Use Trip Planner or the Valley Metro App to view the schedule that will be in effect during this period.

During this major construction milestone, crews will be installing special track pieces that will allow us to ultimately operate two light rail lines. One will travel north-south from the Metrocenter area to Baseline Road, and the other will travel east-west from downtown Phoenix to Mesa.

The work involves parts of our existing system, so trains will travel on one side of the track while the other is under construction.

Now until July 1, trains will alternate travel in both directions on the westbound track. 

  • Riders can board and de-board east- and westbound trains at:
    • Van Buren/Central Ave
    • Washington/Central Ave
    • 3rd St/Washington
       
  • The following platforms will be closed:
    • Van Buren/1st Ave
    • Jefferson/1st Ave
    • 3rd St/Jefferson

Traffic impacts

Construction work will also impact vehicular traffic in downtown Phoenix. Now until July 1, restrictions include:

  • Washington St. closed at 1st Ave.
  • One through lane maintained on 1st Ave.
  • The 1st Ave. slip lane onto Washington St. will be maintained
  • Access to Jefferson St. from Central Ave. to remain closed

Business and pedestrian access will be maintained. View the map with these restrictions and detour routes below, or by clicking here

Map of construction detours during phase 2 of single tracking