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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #275 on: April 30, 2019, 01:50:06 AM »

Another section of the South Mountain Freeway is scheduled to open in May. Traffic on current Pecos Rd between 32nd St and I-10 will be shifted onto the freeway alignment. 40th St will be closed at Pecos Rd for a few months while the rest of the Loop 202/40th St interchange is constructed.

https://www.azdot.gov/media/News/news-release/2019/04/29/additional-pecos-road-traffic-moving-onto-south-mountain-freeway
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #276 on: June 14, 2019, 05:28:18 PM »

I wonder, do any of the Skyline DMS still have the narrow font issue? I was on I-17 NB and it appears to be using the normal wide font. The ones on L-202 never had this issue, not sure about I-17.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #277 on: July 11, 2019, 05:10:41 PM »

Highway construction projects going on around the valley:

-- Loop 101: Two separate widening projects. One from I-17 to Pima Rd/Princess Dr in north Scottsdale. The other from US 60 (Superstition Freeway) to Loop 202 (Santan Freeway). At least one new general purpose lane in each direction.

-- I-17: Bridge replacements at Pinnacle Peak Rd and Happy Valley Rd. The Happy Valley interchange is being redone to remove the roundabouts and replace with a DDI. When it opens, this should be Arizona's first full DDI to open. The other DDIs under construction on the Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) are only going to be half interchanges (at 17th Ave and Desert Foothills Pkwy).

-- I-10: Other than the new interchange with Loop 202, a new interchange at Fairway Dr (or El Mirage Rd alignment).

-- Loop 202: The South Mountain Freeway seems to be progressing well. A video link shows most of the alignment. (Note, the video is real estate related. It just happens to cover most of the construction zone.)


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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #278 on: July 11, 2019, 11:38:20 PM »


You saw the South Mountain Freeway under construction...…..Now feast your eyes and ears on this 1960s Phoenix classic....

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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #279 on: July 16, 2019, 03:45:51 PM »

This video shows a more recent video of Loop 202 (the Salt River and Papago segments). Goes from the Salt River Bridge to the I-10 interchange.

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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #280 on: July 16, 2019, 04:38:19 PM »

After Loop 202 is completed, what proposed Phoenix area freeway may be constructed next?
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #281 on: July 17, 2019, 11:05:31 AM »

After Loop 202 is completed, what proposed Phoenix area freeway may be constructed next?

I know there's plans for an interim phase of SR 24 out towards Apache Junction that will be built fairly soon. Also extending the 303 further south is happening in the next couple of years. I think the next "new" project will be SR 30. Probably see something happening there within the next 5 years or so.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #282 on: July 17, 2019, 12:17:56 PM »

After Loop 202 is completed, what proposed Phoenix area freeway may be constructed next?

An extension of the Northern Parkway is in progress. 

The Central District projects are here: https://www.azdot.gov/projects/central-district-projects/
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #283 on: August 09, 2019, 11:55:43 AM »

So signage on existing freeways is slowly being replaced to reflect the Loop 202 extension. Most of the newer signage is on I-10 in west Phoenix, I-10 in the Ahwatukee/Chandler area, and a stretch of the Loop 202 Santan in Chandler.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #284 on: August 09, 2019, 12:30:03 PM »

Noticed that on the interim stretch of Loop 202 -- the mileage sign is up listing the 40th St., 32nd St. and 24th St. exits.  Whether the 32nd St. exit will be ready in time remains to be seen.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #285 on: August 09, 2019, 12:42:29 PM »

Noticed that on the interim stretch of Loop 202 -- the mileage sign is up listing the 40th St., 32nd St. and 24th St. exits.  Whether the 32nd St. exit will be ready in time remains to be seen.

I thought there wasn't going to be an interchange at 32nd St.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #286 on: August 09, 2019, 12:54:53 PM »

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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #287 on: August 10, 2019, 12:17:53 AM »

Noticed that on the interim stretch of Loop 202 -- the mileage sign is up listing the 40th St., 32nd St. and 24th St. exits.  Whether the 32nd St. exit will be ready in time remains to be seen.

I would love to see some updated pictures or videos. There had been a channel doing full monthly updates on Youtube, but they haven't posted since earlier this spring. There was another channel doing some fantastic drone shots as well, but they also haven't uploaded since April or so. I don't live in the Phoenix area anymore and loved following along with the progress through Youtube.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #288 on: August 10, 2019, 12:15:17 PM »

Noticed that on the interim stretch of Loop 202 -- the mileage sign is up listing the 40th St., 32nd St. and 24th St. exits.  Whether the 32nd St. exit will be ready in time remains to be seen.

I would love to see some updated pictures or videos. There had been a channel doing full monthly updates on Youtube, but they haven't posted since earlier this spring. There was another channel doing some fantastic drone shots as well, but they also haven't uploaded since April or so. I don't live in the Phoenix area anymore and loved following along with the progress through Youtube.

I love following the construction process along myself. At least one guy doing the regular Loop 202 drone updates said on Facebook that it was too hot for his equipment. He plans on posting more updates in September.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #289 on: August 10, 2019, 08:37:28 PM »

After Loop 202 is completed, what proposed Phoenix area freeway may be constructed next?

I know there's plans for an interim phase of SR 24 out towards Apache Junction that will be built fairly soon. Also extending the 303 further south is happening in the next couple of years. I think the next "new" project will be SR 30. Probably see something happening there within the next 5 years or so.

Was under the impression that 24 is going SE into the San Tan valley.  Or is that part of Apache Junction?   
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #290 on: August 10, 2019, 09:22:01 PM »

After Loop 202 is completed, what proposed Phoenix area freeway may be constructed next?

I know there's plans for an interim phase of SR 24 out towards Apache Junction that will be built fairly soon. Also extending the 303 further south is happening in the next couple of years. I think the next "new" project will be SR 30. Probably see something happening there within the next 5 years or so.

Was under the impression that 24 is going SE into the San Tan valley.  Or is that part of Apache Junction?

I think it's going to be extended as a parkway (i.e. freeway ramps that will handle all the traffic, but without overpasses as yet) for three miles between Ellsworth and Meridian Rds.  The latter is the Maricopa/Pinal County line.  All of this extension is within the city limits of Mesa or in unincorporated Maricopa County.  It'll be upgraded to a full freeway later.  How much later, I have no idea, but IIRC, it depends on what Pinal County wants to do with their portion of AZ 24.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #291 on: August 11, 2019, 01:32:05 AM »

After Loop 202 is completed, what proposed Phoenix area freeway may be constructed next?

I know there's plans for an interim phase of SR 24 out towards Apache Junction that will be built fairly soon. Also extending the 303 further south is happening in the next couple of years. I think the next "new" project will be SR 30. Probably see something happening there within the next 5 years or so.

Was under the impression that 24 is going SE into the San Tan valley.  Or is that part of Apache Junction?

I believe it's going to extend to the east roughtly between Williams Field and Pecos out towards Ironwood. So it will be around the northern edge of San Tan Valley.
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #292 on: August 11, 2019, 02:39:29 AM »

After Loop 202 is completed, what proposed Phoenix area freeway may be constructed next?

I know there's plans for an interim phase of SR 24 out towards Apache Junction that will be built fairly soon. Also extending the 303 further south is happening in the next couple of years. I think the next "new" project will be SR 30. Probably see something happening there within the next 5 years or so.

Was under the impression that 24 is going SE into the San Tan valley.  Or is that part of Apache Junction?

I believe it's going to extend to the east roughtly between Williams Field and Pecos out towards Ironwood. So it will be around the northern edge of San Tan Valley.

Map of the proposed path of AZ 24 is in the link:

https://www.azdot.gov/projects/central-district-projects/sr-24-ellsworth-rd-to-ironwood-dr-interim-phase-ii/overview
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Re: Phoenix Area Highways
« Reply #293 on: August 11, 2019, 05:24:50 PM »

Photos of the new South Mountain Freeway interchange signs at I-10 EB are posted on ADOT's Facebook page. They are APL signs and no more girly Clearview.
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