Phoenix Light Rail: 19th Ave Gets a Wall

Real Estate Agent with LRA Real Estate Group

Metro Phoenix Light Rail

The 19th Avenue construction work goes on with light rail improvements. Visible improvements.

Wonder what is going on with the light rail construction teams on the western side of 19th Avenue? A wall is being built. It is not due to more tracks being installed. Just a 'gabion wall'. When it is finished it will be 8 feet tall and 3 feet wide. And, it will be made of stacked steel cages filled with fractured granite. How fitting for Phoenix...

The six-month project will also relocate the local frontage roads. It is all very visible to residents and drivers. The construction warnings, posts and markers are all there. Be careful.

Even though the economy is down, the City of Phoenix is still purchasing homes and businesses along the future light rail route. This is the smaller portion of the total project budget.

So, for now, it will be a one-lane each way street. Slow down and learn about 'gabion walls'.


Bryan Watkins sells real estate in the light rail corridor in the Phoenix-Tempe-Mesa Metro area. Interested in property prices? Call me or go to the official MLS site we offer just the same as agents view it at




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LRA Real Estate Group
Phoenix-Tempe-Mesa Metro
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Comments (2)

Debbie Atwood
Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA - Everett, WA
Real Estate Broker

I've never heard of a gabion wall.  Would that be for a sound barrier?

Sep 12, 2010 05:42 PM
Carol Andersen
Navarre Beach Agency - Navarre, FL
NW Floridanulls Real Estate Pro, TRC, ICREA

You've posted so many great blogs, i can't wait to visit Phoenix!

Sep 13, 2010 01:51 AM