Recently, we wrote about "what to expect" during the Grand Opening Celebrations on the 27th. People should note that there are tens of thousands of people expected to join in on the festivities. I am enclosing some of the recent information that we have concerning street closures for METRO's grand opening. Please plan your trip accordingly and remember that the Park and Ride lots are available on a "first come – first served" basis. The ends of the line have large park and ride lots but promise to be very busy. Also, as each train arrives at the end of the line, people will be asked to exit and let new riders get on. Shuttle buses will be available if you do not want to wait in line to get back on the trains. If we become aware of any other closures, I'll try to post them asap.
The following street closures are designed to allow for set-up and execution of METRO’s large station celebrations in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.
Near PHOENIX Light Rail Route:
Third Street between Monroe and Jefferson streets – 7 p.m. on Dec. 26 through midnight Dec. 27
Washington Street between 2nd and 5th streets – 7 p.m. on Dec. 26 through midnight Dec. 27
Near TEMPE Light Rail Route:
Third Street between Mill and Ash avenues – 6 a.m. on Dec. 26 to midnight Dec. 27
College Avenue between 6th Street and Stadium Way – 6 a.m. on Dec. 26 to midnight Dec. 27
Forest Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets – 6 a.m. on Dec. 26 to midnight Dec. 27
Fifth Street between Mill Avenue and Sixth Street – 6 a.m. on Dec. 26 to midnight Dec. 27
Near MESA Light Rail Route:
Westbound Main Street between Sycamore and Dobson Road – Dec. 27, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Eastbound Main Street will remain open.)