Tempe Streetcar enters final stretch of project

Tempe Streetcar is entering the final stretch of project construction and is on track to open this spring, according to a news release from the city of Tempe. (Courtesy city of Tempe)
Tempe Streetcar is entering the final stretch of project construction and is on track to open this spring, according to a news release from the city of Tempe. (Courtesy city of Tempe)

Tempe Streetcar is entering the final stretch of project construction and is on track to open this spring, according to a news release from the city of Tempe. (Courtesy city of Tempe)

Tempe Streetcar is entering the final stretch of project construction and is on track to open this spring, according to a news release from the city of Tempe. According to Valley Metro, five of six of the street car vehicles have been delivered as of March 3.

To improve streetcar operations; reduce future maintenance; and provide a safer, better street experience for all users, the roadway surrounding the streetcar line will be repaved, according to the city.


The repaving along the 3-mile Tempe Streetcar alignment is being funded with a portion of American Rescue Plan Act dollars in support of the nation’s transportation systems. Construction on the streetcar project began in 2018, according to Valley Metro.

Additional repaving work will take place in the downtown area throughout March. The city and Valley Metro are making every effort to lessen impacts to the traveling public, businesses and residents as well as accommodate all planned special events.

Future closures, restrictions and bus detour details can be found at http://tempe.gov/StreetClosures as well as on Tempe social media channels.