Phoenix

The Northwest Extension Phase II project will extend light rail west on Dunlap Avenue from 19th Avenue, then north on 25th Avenue and across I-17 at Mountain View Road, ending on the west side of the freeway near the former Metrocenter Mall.

What is the Northwest Extension Phase II project?

The Northwest Extension Phase II project will connect Valley Metro’s light rail system from 19th and Dunlap avenues and extend it 1.6 miles to the former Metrocenter Mall area in Phoenix. The project also includes new stations, including the system’s first elevated station, and public art.

Today, more than 50,000 riders rely on light rail each day. Light rail has proven to generate economic prosperity for historically underserved communities in metro Phoenix. Light rail makes the unique offerings of South Phoenix more accessible to others, attracting new customers, businesses and jobs to the area.

In 2004, the Phoenix City Council approved the Northwest Extension to extend light rail from 19th Ave/Montebello to 25th Ave. and Mountain View Rd. In 2007, the route was divided into two phases. The 3.2-mile Phase I on 19th Ave. from Montebello to Dunlap Ave. opened on March 19, 2016.

In 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved accelerating segments of the future high-capacity/light rail transit system. With the acceleration, Northwest Phase II will open in 2024 rather than 2026. The advancement is funded by Transportation 2050, a 35-year, multi-modal transportation plan approved by the Phoenix voters in 2015. Learn more about T2050 here.

Stats

Stats: 1.6 miles, 1 park-and-ride/transit center, 3 stations.

Map

Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II Hub map. Refer to Route description for details.

Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II route description

The Northwest Phase II light rail project will begin where the line currently ends at 19th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue. It will continue along Dunlap Avenue and then turn north onto 25th Avenue and turn west onto Mountain View Road. From there it will cross the I-17 Freeway and the extension will end at the former Metrocenter Mall.

Schedule

Schedule 2015-2017: planning, 2019-2020: design, 2020-2023: construction, 2024: completion

What is the Northwest Extension Phase II project?

The Northwest Extension Phase II project will connect Valley Metro’s light rail system from 19th and Dunlap avenues and extend it 1.6 miles to the former Metrocenter Mall area in Phoenix. The project also includes new stations, including the system’s first elevated station, and public art.

Today, more than 50,000 riders rely on light rail each day. Light rail has proven to generate economic prosperity for historically underserved communities in metro Phoenix. Light rail makes the unique offerings of South Phoenix more accessible to others, attracting new customers, businesses and jobs to the area.

In 2004, the Phoenix City Council approved the Northwest Extension to extend light rail from 19th Ave/Montebello to 25th Ave. and Mountain View Rd. In 2007, the route was divided into two phases. The 3.2-mile Phase I on 19th Ave. from Montebello to Dunlap Ave. opened on March 19, 2016.

In 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved accelerating segments of the future high-capacity/light rail transit system. With the acceleration, Northwest Phase II will open in 2024 rather than 2026. The advancement is funded by Transportation 2050, a 35-year, multi-modal transportation plan approved by the Phoenix voters in 2015. Learn more about T2050 here.

Stats

Stats: 1.6 miles, 1 park-and-ride/transit center, 3 stations.

Map

Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II Hub map. Refer to Route description for details.

Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II route description

The Northwest Phase II light rail project will begin where the line currently ends at 19th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue. It will continue along Dunlap Avenue and then turn north onto 25th Avenue and turn west onto Mountain View Road. From there it will cross the I-17 Freeway and the extension will end at the former Metrocenter Mall.

Schedule

Schedule 2015-2017: planning, 2019-2020: design, 2020-2023: construction, 2024: completion

Project Contacts

Michael Book

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 256-5811

Bree Boehlke

Business Assistance Coordinator

(602) 256-5822