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.

A new roundabout is now open at Main St./Horne. Click here to learn more about the roundabout.

What else is happening on the project?

  • Track construction began in mid-April 2018 and station construction started in June. 
  • 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 October 20, the city of Mesa and Valley Metro hosted Heroes on Main Street to celebrate the construction progress and provide safety information on the Main St./Horne roundabout.
Heroes on Main Street celebration
Heroes on Main Street celebration
Heroes on Main Street celebration
Heroes on Main Street celebration

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.

Workers walking back from lunch.

A new roundabout is now open at Main St./Horne. Click here to learn more about the roundabout.

What else is happening on the project?

  • Track construction began in mid-April 2018 and station construction started in June. 
  • 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 October 20, the city of Mesa and Valley Metro hosted Heroes on Main Street to celebrate the construction progress and provide safety information on the Main St./Horne roundabout.
Heroes on Main Street celebration
Heroes on Main Street celebration
Heroes on Main Street celebration
Heroes on Main Street celebration

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.

Workers walking back from lunch.