Open for Business on 19th Avenue

light rail construction If you live by or have traveled through the light rail extension construction area along 19th Avenue in Phoenix lately, you've likely noticed the long rows of orange cones and heavy machinery lining the street. Construction on the next phase of the light rail extension in Phoenix has been going on for several months now, and Valley Metro is optimistic about the progress they've already made. Planners say that construction is more coordinated this time around, and they expect the light rail to travel up to Dunlap Avenue in just a little over two years from now, an incredible timeline considering the scope of the project.

Whether you live in the area or only occasionally travel through, don't let those orange traffic cones intimidate you from visiting your favorite local businesses along 19th Avenue.

Think that traffic will be slow driving up or down 19th Avenue? I actually recently drove the length of the construction area during "rush hour" to attend one of the monthly meetings for business owners in the construction area, and found that driving the route was just fine. I got there right on time, and didn't have any trouble navigating the closed lanes.

Worried you might get in a car accident due to the traffic lane changes? Before construction began, a local business owner on 19th Avenue used to witness a car accident almost every day at his intersection. Now that construction has began and traffic calming mechanisms have been put in place and people are more likely to be paying attention at the wheel, he says these accidents have decreased significantly. You'll be safe traveling along 19th Avenue.

Don't let the construction keep you from visiting the great many businesses along the route! They need your support more than ever. Next time you need a hair cut or your car washed, 19th Avenue is open for business and ready to serve you.

Check out the great Local First Arizona members to support in the neighborhood during light rail construction:

[column width="47%" padding="6%"]Animals / Pets

North Central Animal Hospital 20 W. Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ, 85021


Dunlap Automotive 1902 W. Dunlap Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Tanner Collision 4124 N. 22nd Avenye Phoenix, AZ, 85015

The Arizona Car Wash Company 6001 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85015

Business Services

Bestpay Payroll 10040 N 25th Avenue suite 112 Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Designs Phoenix Signs and Graphics 9034 N 23rd Ave, Suite 11 Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Loutos Consulting, PC 5107 N 7th Street Suite 1 Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Shadow Visual Production 2013 W. Ocotillo Rd. Ste. B Phoenix, AZ, 85015

SYNC Staffing 1501 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ, 85015

The Copyeditor's Desk, Inc. 1602 West Seldon Way Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Construction / Repairs

K & J Windows 2031 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Southwest Lawn Sprinkling Specialists 8050 N 19th Ave Suite 206 Phoenix, AZ, 85021


Pacific West Solar 9625 North 21st Drive #9, Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Entertainment / Arts

Fine Canvas Prints 6875 N. 21st Ave, STE 100 Phoenix, AZ, 85015

Events / Occasions

A Memorable Wedding Ceremony Phoenix, AZ, 85015

Fitness / Wellness

Healing Arts Connection LLC 1717 W Northern Ave. Ste. 115 Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Peaceful Dragon Massage 1530 W Glendale Ave Suite 106 Phoenix, AZ, 85021[/column]

[column width="47%" padding="0"]Food / Dining

Lady Diana's Cakes & Catering 1810 W. Northern Ave. Suite 2A Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Panda Gourmet 9020 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

SteakenBurger 1961 W Dunlap Ave Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Thai Lotus LLC. 7023 N.19Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

The Original Wineburger 6027 N 19th Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85015

Uncle Tony's New York Pizza 7830 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Home / Garden

AtlastaMovingCompany 2017 W. Ironwood Drive Phoenix, AZ, 85021

A-1 Carpet Services Inc. 2630 W. TOWNLEY AVE Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Arborvision Tree Service 2345 West Augusta Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85021


Solomon & Relihan 1951 West Camelback Road, Suite 110 Phoenix, AZ, 85015

Personal Care

All About U Hair & Nails Salon 7828 N. 19th Ave., Ste #3 Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Divine Beauty Supply 9030 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Michelle's Beauty Salon 8919 N 19th Ave, Ste 3 Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Real Estate

Arizona Sonora Real Estate Group 1602 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ, 85015

Shopping / Retail

Agave Music Inc. 2602 W Townley Ave. Ste.5 Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange 8034 N. 19th Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Books 9201 N. 7th Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Zia Records 1850 W. Camelback Phoenix, AZ, 85015[/column] [end_columns]

Are you a business owner in the light rail construction area? Check out the great resources Valley Metro has put together for you by clicking here