Construction of Line Section 5 consisted of 4.9 route miles of light rail track guideway beginning at First Street in Tempe to Sycamore and Main in downtown Mesa. It included track and guideway in the newly replaced Tempe Canal Bridge and partial replacement of the Apache Blvd/Loop 101 bridge structure. The work included demolition, relocation of water and sewer lines, roadway improvements, drainage modifications, sidewalk and landscaping, streetlights, installation of traffic control signals, light rail track station platform foundations, systems ductbanks and conduits, Overhead Catenary System foundations, preparation of track bed and sub-drains, installation of track and special trackwork (both embedded and ballasted), and at-grade crossings.

 
Build America Merit Award-Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Project of the Year-American Public Works Assn - Arizona Chapter
Project of the Year, Transportation category-Engineering News Record