Phoenix light rail project now about 50% complete

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Drone footage of work being done on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project in Phoenix.
Valley Metro

The South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project in Phoenix has reached the halfway mark.

Work started two years ago, and Light Rail Project Manager Luis Mota said the underground work is about 90% finished, leaving surface work to complete.

The line will connect south Phoenix to the regional light rail system that runs from downtown to Baseline Road. The route will hold eight stations and a downtown hub.

Crews have installed about 13 miles of waterline and 5,000 ft of track, including 13 pieces of special trackwork. Utilities also have been upgraded throughout the corridor. The project is expected to be complete in 2024.

“It’s exciting to reach this milestone as we continue to enhance our regional transit system,” said Valley Metro CEO Jessica Mefford-Miller. “With the opening of this extension in 2024, the Valley Metro Light Rail System will expand from one to two lines and will add 5 miles of light rail.”

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