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Valley Metro kicks off light-rail station construction

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton signs a commemorative plaque at the 50th Street Station.
Photo – Valley Metro


Valley Metro today began construction on the new 50th Street/Washington light-rail station.

The project marks the agency's first infill station, which is a station built on an existing line. The 50th Street stop also is the first capital project to begin under the Transportation 2050 sales-tax initiative, which Phoenix voters approved in 2015.

The station features a wider platform to accommodate mobility devices, as well as enhanced shading and lighting.

Gannett Fleming was the station designer, while Stacy and Witbeck Inc. was the construction contractor.

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