Mesa

The Gilbert Road Extension will extend light rail on Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road in Mesa. At Gilbert Road, there are significant transit connections and the ability to serve the growing transit demand in the East Valley. This extension will attract new riders and increase development opportunities in central Mesa.

Track construction began in mid-April 2018 and station construction is anticipated to begin in May 2018.

  • Guideway asphalt removal, track construction, and overhead catenary system foundations and duct bank installations continue. 
  • Underground utility work (waterline, irrigation, and lighting) continues at the Gilbert Road/Main Street Park-and-Ride/Transit Center.
  • Main Street sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter removal and reconstruction is underway.
  • Street light installation and landscape irrigation is underway.
  • On May 5, 2018, the city of Mesa and Valley Metro will host Fiesta on Main Street to celebrate the community and promote local businesses. Click here for more information.

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Photo of guideway milling on Main Street.
Guideway milling continues on Main Street.

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. A preferred design option was adopted by the Mesa City Council, in April 2013. The project’s environmental review was completed in 2014 and the final design team kicked off their efforts in August 2015. 

 

Shop local and save. The Shop On Rewards program offers customers with exclusive deals when they visit businesses along the Gilbert Road Extension during construction. Click here to download the Shop On Reward card and to view the current discounts.

Track construction began in mid-April 2018 and station construction is anticipated to begin in May 2018.

  • Guideway asphalt removal, track construction, and overhead catenary system foundations and duct bank installations continue. 
  • Underground utility work (waterline, irrigation, and lighting) continues at the Gilbert Road/Main Street Park-and-Ride/Transit Center.
  • Main Street sidewalk, driveway, curb and gutter removal and reconstruction is underway.
  • Street light installation and landscape irrigation is underway.
  • On May 5, 2018, the city of Mesa and Valley Metro will host Fiesta on Main Street to celebrate the community and promote local businesses. Click here for more information.

img_2180.jpg

Photo of guideway milling on Main Street.
Guideway milling continues on Main Street.

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. A preferred design option was adopted by the Mesa City Council, in April 2013. The project’s environmental review was completed in 2014 and the final design team kicked off their efforts in August 2015. 

 

Shop local and save. The Shop On Rewards program offers customers with exclusive deals when they visit businesses along the Gilbert Road Extension during construction. Click here to download the Shop On Reward card and to view the current discounts.

Upcoming Events

May
05
Sat

Fiesta on Main Street Community Celebration

Food City Parking Lot, Mesa

Project Contacts

Michael Book

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 256-5811

Debra Boehlke

Business Assistance Coordinator

(602) 697-4913