Work on preliminary construction and underground utility work for the 3-mile, 14-station streetcar system is already underway, but construction will shift into “high gear” this fall. Valley Metro was aiming to enter into a funding agreement for the streetcar project by early 2019. It is scheduled to open in 2021.
The streetcar, according to Valley Metro, will run partially along Apache Boulevard, Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. It will also have two connections to the Valley Metro light rail.