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The project began the design phase in the Fall of 2010. This
process will take about 20 months to complete. However, during this process some
preliminary work will begin to prepare for construction. This includes the
acquisition of real estate and relocation of utilities from the middle of the
street to the north or south side of Main Street.
construction, visitors and patrons are encouraged to use the parking lots
located behind the businesses. They can be accessed by using Pepper Place to the
north and First Avenue to the south.
For more detailed information on the
Central Mesa Light Rail Extension, please visit metrolightrail.org/centralmesa.
the METRO Light Rail update Facebook page
Construction on the Central Mesa Light Rail Extension is under way. To
help you easily navigate the area,
look for the
latest construction information.
If you would like to receive weekly construction updates via e-mail, please
e-mail Rob Antoniak at
Stay up-to-date on the progress of the construction! The City of Mesa
has cameras stationed
along the project to capture the progress of the construction activities.
During the construction of the light rail extension, the City of Mesa, METRO
and our community partners are committed to providing tools to assist local
businesses weather the construction activity. The
Association (DMA), Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO),
Business Development Center (SBDC) and
West Mesa Community Development
Corporation (WMCDC) have programs to assist businesses before, during and after
What can you do now to prepare for light rail construction?
To learn more about the business support programs being offered before and during
construction, please review the
Central Mesa Business Assistance factsheet; or contact the METRO Business Outreach Coordinator,
Michael Book at (602) 256-5811 or at