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.

Vehicle and system testing is underway. Testing ensures that we operate a safe and reliable system and is a critical step in completing the project. Testing includes items such as vehicle clearance at stations, the overhead electrification system, traffic signal coordination, and the switches that allow the trains to move from track to track. During testing, use extra caution when traveling in the area, as trains will be running on Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road. 

A new roundabout is also open at Main St./Horne. Learn more about the roundabout here

Train testing on the Gilbert Road Extension
Train testing on the Gilbert Road Extension

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.

Group shot at the Gilbert Road Extension groundbreaking event.

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. Download the Shop On Reward card and view the current discounts here.

Young family walking across the street eating ice cream

Vehicle and system testing is underway. Testing ensures that we operate a safe and reliable system and is a critical step in completing the project. Testing includes items such as vehicle clearance at stations, the overhead electrification system, traffic signal coordination, and the switches that allow the trains to move from track to track. During testing, use extra caution when traveling in the area, as trains will be running on Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road. 

A new roundabout is also open at Main St./Horne. Learn more about the roundabout here

Train testing on the Gilbert Road Extension
Train testing on the Gilbert Road Extension

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.

Group shot at the Gilbert Road Extension groundbreaking event.

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. Download the Shop On Reward card and view the current discounts here.

Young family walking across the street eating ice cream
Community Celebration
May
18
Sat

Gilbert Road Extension Opening Celebration

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Gilbert Road and Main Street Park-and-Ride, Mesa

Contacts

Contact the Community Outreach Coordinator to receive project updates:

Michael Book

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 256-5811

Debra Boehlke

Business Assistance Coordinator

(602) 697-4913