06/06/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/06/2019 11:59
PHOENIX - With all bridge girders in place, frontage road construction underway and an overpass built over railroad tracks, among other milestones, Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction continues advancing along the 59th Avenue alignment south of Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway) in west Phoenix.
[Attachment] In the first half of 2019, crews working on this Arizona Department of Transportation project have made significant progress along the Papago segment between Interstate 10 and Lower Buckeye Road, including:
The South Mountain Freeway will include 2.5-mile frontage roads to maintain northbound and southbound access to businesses and residences adjacent to the freeway between Roosevelt Street and Lower Buckeye Road. These one-way frontage roads will have two travel lanes in each direction and traffic signals at each major intersection.
With various lane closures still in place along 59th Avenue for final construction between I-10 and Lower Buckeye Road, motorists should consider alternate routes such as 51st and 67th avenues until late 2019. While business access is being maintained at all times, the potential for delays will continue.
Motorists should slow down and obey the speed limit and allow extra travel time.
The South Mountain Freeway is scheduled for full completion in 2020, although traffic is expected to be using the freeway earlier. It will provide a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and a much-needed alternative to I-10 through downtown Phoenix. Approved by Maricopa County voters in 1985 and again in 2004 as part of a comprehensive regional transportation plan, the South Mountain Freeway will complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system in the Valley.
For more information, please visit SouthMountainFreeway.com.