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.

Stacy and Witbeck/Sundt, a Joint Venture (SWSJV), the construction contractor, is currently conducting underground utility work and rail welding has begun.

  • Approximately 18 miles of utility lines (communications, water, electrical, and waste water) have been installed.
  • Installation of new curbs gutters, sidewalks and driveways continues.
  • In October, the city of Mesa and Valley Metro hosted a community celebration to promote local businesses.
  • Underground utility work will continue through December 2017.
  • The first track is anticipated to be put in place in spring 2018.

 

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.

Stacy and Witbeck/Sundt, a Joint Venture (SWSJV), the construction contractor, is currently conducting underground utility work and rail welding has begun.

  • Approximately 18 miles of utility lines (communications, water, electrical, and waste water) have been installed.
  • Installation of new curbs gutters, sidewalks and driveways continues.
  • In October, the city of Mesa and Valley Metro hosted a community celebration to promote local businesses.
  • Underground utility work will continue through December 2017.
  • The first track is anticipated to be put in place in spring 2018.

 

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.

Project Contacts

Michael Book

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 256-5811

Debra Boehlke

Business Assistance Coordinator

(602) 697-4913