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Valley Metro light rail service to be impacted by construction until July

Apr 15, 2022, 2:06 PM
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(Facebook Photo/Valley Metro)
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PHOENIX — Construction work on an addition to the Valley Metro light rail line will impact service beginning Saturday and lasting through early July.

Trains will come every 20 minutes through the service day until July 2 due to the construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project, Valley Metro said in a press release.

The public transit typically comes every 12 minutes during the week and every 15 minutes on weekends.

Some downtown Phoenix stations will also be closed due to the extension work.

Service will only be available at stations at Van Buren Street/First Avenue, Jefferson Street/First Avenue and Third and Jefferson streets through mid-May.

Those stops will be unavailable after mid-May through July 2, with riders to board at Van Buren Street/Central Avenue, Washington Street/Central Avenue and 3rd and Washington street.

Lanes will be restricted along First Street, Washington Street and Central Avenue during the construction.

Valley Metro’s 5.5-mile project, which will connect south Phoenix with the downtown corridor, is estimated to cost $1.35 billion.

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Valley Metro light rail service to be impacted by construction until July