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At A Glance

  • Client

    Valley Metro Rail, Inc. (VMR)
  • Estimated Value

    $186 Million
  • Location

    Phoenix, AZ
  • Role

    Prime Project Management & Construction Manager

Project Description

The award-winning Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension Project is a 1.9-mile extension of the 20.3-mile starter line which extended the light rail transit system on Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road in the City of Mesa, helping to address growing transit demand in the thriving East Valley. The Project includes the first roundabout at Horne and Main Street for VMR, a station at Stapley Drive, and a transit center with bus service and a park-and-ride at Gilbert Road. PGH Wong provided Project Management and Construction Management Services including Systems Integration Testing, Startup, and Commissioning as part of the Project and Construction Management Contract awarded to PGH Wong by Valley Metro Rail in 2011.

Key Features

  • 9 miles of new trackway, a station, a transit center with bus service, and a park-and-ride
  • Connects residents to jobs, school, and entertainment across the now 28 total miles of light rail service across Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix
  • The Gilbert Road Extension includes the first roundabout for VMR. The Project received the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Arizona 2020 Grand Award and the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southwest 2020 Best Project Award in the Airport/Transit category.
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