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ADOT's Loop 202 SMF, I-10 Projects Reach Milestones

The Arizona Department of Transportation is making significant progress on two big projects. Girder placement has taken place for both the South Mountain Freeway interchange at 24th Street and the SR 87 interchange along the I-10 project....


Rock Removal Begins for Next Phase of SMF Project

Controlled rock blasting for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway west of 32nd Lane began April 19, requiring brief closures of a road leading to a residential development currently under construction. Periodic closures of Shaughnessey Road are expected to last approximately 30 minutes, as crews need to secure and clear the area before breaking large rock into smaller, more manageable pieces to create a path for the freeway through two ridges at the southwestern edge of South Mountain Park....


Salt River Bridges Reach New Heights

The longest bridges on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, two half-mile-long spans over the Salt River, are quickly emerging in Laveen, Ariz. Construction is now two-thirds complete on these bridges, which will serve growing areas of the southwest Valley when the freeway opens by late 2019....


ADOT Rolls Out Road Projects for Spring, Summer 2018

Work is continuing on Arizona's largest ever single highway project, with controlled rock blasting scheduled to begin on two segments this spring. The $916 million Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway features 22 mi....


First Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Bridge Opens to Traffic in Lavine, Ariz.

Drivers in Laveen, Ariz., are now using the first bridge completed for the South Mountain Freeway, marking a milestone for the Arizona Department of Transportation's Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project....


Elliot Road Interchange Construction in Laveen Progresses

The first interchange under construction in Laveen for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is taking shape, with a closure of Elliot Road at 59th Avenue allowing crews to make significant progress in a short time....


South Mountain Freeway Receives Its First Splash of Color

The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway has its first splash of color, with a little inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright. Crews recently gave the future 40th Street traffic interchange in Ahwatukee desert earth-tone base paint, which will be used throughout the 22-mi....


South Mountain Freeway Construction to Ramp Up in 2018

One year after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, bridges have been built from the ground up, a massive amount of earth has been moved and compacted, and an emerging I-10 interchange has changed the West Valley skyline....


Ninth Circuit Ruling Keeps SMF Construction Moving

The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway remains on track to open by late 2019 with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirming a U.S. District Court ruling that allowed the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to move forward with construction....


South Mountain Freeway Interchange at I-10 Reaches Milestone

The skyline is changing almost daily at Interstate 10 and 59th Avenue as an interchange takes shape that will connect with the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in west Phoenix. After work completed recently, motorists now see the first girders, more than six stories above I-10, for a flyover ramp that will carry South Mountain Freeway traffic to westbound I-10....






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