With the opening of a new freeway, preliminary construction on an interstate interchange, widening of a major artery and extra carpool lanes, the Phoenix Metroplex West Valley will start to see a host of highway improvements aimed at easing congestion.
The most significant project this year will be the spring opening of a new 14-mile stretch of Loop 303 Freeway from Interstate 17 in north Phoenix to Peoria, AZ. The four-lane divided highway across virgin desert marks what the Arizona Department of Transportation calls the region's first new highway in a decade and will open up a new, badly needed direct link between Interstate 17 and Interstate 10. The entire length of Loop 303 between the interstates will become a continuous highway by 2015. At Bell Road, an interchange is already under way. In the interim, a two-lane road connects I-10 to Grand Avenue.
Meanwhile, ADOT will be adding lanes to the Agua Fria Freeway stretch of the Loop 101, from Arizona 51 west to I-10. The 29-mile widening project is set to start this month and be completed in the fall.
South Mountain Freeway, an extension of Loop 202, will cross a significant threshold in 2011. Sometime in the next few months, ADOT expects to hear definitively from the Gila River Indian Community on whether the tribe wants the Chandler-to-Laveen route to pass across tribal lands. The decision should end years of speculation about the tribe's intentions.
With all the improvements in our highways the West Valley will be an even better place to live, work and play. If you are planning a move, please look at Mary Parkin's website http://maryparkin.com/ for more information.
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