Tempe, Ariz. — Sundt/Stacy and Witbeck (SSWJV), a joint venture of Sundt Construction, Inc. and Stacy and Witbeck, was selected to extend light rail service along Main Street in Mesa, Ariz., from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road. The $75 million Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) project includes 1.9 miles of concrete-embedded light rail track, underground utility relocations, two new stations and roundabouts, traction power and electrification, signals and communications, and a park-and-ride lot at Gilbert Road and Main Street.

Preconstruction activities began this month, with construction commencing in August 2016. A September 2018 completion is planned.

From 2004 through 2008, SSWJV built more than half of Valley Metro’s original 20-mile starter section of the light rail line from Phoenix to Mesa. The joint venture also built the system’s maintenance and operations facility in Phoenix, and presently is constructing a 3.2-mile line extension project along 19th Avenue from Montebello to Dunlap avenues in northwest Phoenix.