We are hearing more about progress on the Mesa light rail extension. Below is a video with Vice Mayor Kyle Jones followed by a recent press release from Metro.
Project design begins with utility engineering
Beginning this fall, METRO will survey the Central Mesa corridor to identify locations of underground utilities and investigate the soil conditions under the future light rail extension. This work is necessary to help develop the project’s design.
Signs of activity began mid-October with the contractor marking the roadway. Work will start on the east end of the line between Hobson and Country Club Drive. Work will continue westward from Country Club Drive to Sycamore between November 24, 2010 and January 3, 2011.
During the work, please expect intermittent traffic restrictions. This work generally involves one truck with cones and/or a directional arrow directing traffic around the work zone. Typically, it will take the contractor approximately one hour to complete the work at any one location. The work will occur during daytime hours. In addition, the contractor will coordinate with the city of Mesa to minimize traffic disruption during any special events in the corridor.