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Valley Metro Light Rail Extension Project Overview: Downtown Hub

April 1 - December 31

Central Ave. between Jefferson St. and Washington St.: Central Avenue will be closed between Washington and Jefferson streets 24/7 through 2024. Click here for more information.

What is the Downtown Hub?

The city block between Central and First avenues, Washington and Jefferson streets is known as the new Downtown Hub. In addition to the existing platform on First Avenue, which will remain, three new station platforms will be installed — bookending the block. Central Avenue between Washington and Jefferson streets will become a transit-only area, closed to auto traffic, and the new platforms will improve connectivity within the system.

What to expect during construction:

  • Access maintained to businesses and residences
  • Notifications of construction activities
  • Some modifications to traffic lanes and sidewalks
  • Bus stops temporarily relocated
  • Work happening during the day and at night
  • Notification and coordination of temporary utility interruption

How will businesses be supported during construction?

Valley Metro, the City of Phoenix and construction contractor, Kiewit, are committed to maintaining business access at all times. Designating safe routes for pedestrians with access to schools, businesses and homes is a priority.

Stay in the know

If you have any questions about light rail construction, or would like to sign up for the construction notification email list, please contact Julie Smith at [email protected]. In the meantime, please visit Valley Metro’s website has all the latest construction notices, FAQs, information about business assistance and more.

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