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Arizona: Construction Begins on Valley Metro Extension in Mesa

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    Arizona: Construction Begins on Valley Metro Extension in Mesa

    A colorful balloon release kicked off the official start of construction on the  Gilbert Road Extension today. Valley Metro and city of Mesa hosted a groundbreaking event and community fall festival at Stapley Drive and Main Street to mark the milestone.

    “By breaking ground on the Gilbert Road Extension, we continue to build our NextMesa,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles. “We’ve seen how light rail has revitalized our downtown and now we’re taking Mesa to the next level by extending the benefits of light rail to new neighborhoods and the greater East Valley.”

    Local officials, with the community looking on, released balloons to mark the start of construction on the Gilbert Road light rail extension.

    Rail service will be extended an additional 1.9 miles on Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road. A 3.1-mile extension to downtown Mesa opened in August 2015. ……………….(more)

    http://www.masstransitmag.com/press_release/12269701/construction-begins-on-extension-in-mesa

     

     

     

     

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