South Mountain Freeway construction heads into home stretch

Nearly two years after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, construction on the state’s largest single highway project will head toward completion this year. Along the 22-mile corridor, crews are putting down asphalt pavement, completing bridges, building artistic sound walls and installing message boards above the future travel lanes, Arizona Department […]

Freeway work affects drivers headed west this weekend

Motorists traveling to the West Valley this weekend should allow extra time and plan ahead to avoid a closure of westbound Interstate 10 between 51st and 67th avenues for construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Westbound I-10 will be closed between 51st and 67th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday, June 8, […]

South Mountain Freeway bridges to provide needed crossings

The longest bridges on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, two half-mile-long spans over the Salt River, are emerging in Laveen. 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, according to a press release. Travelers in this area currently […]