Interstate 10 East - Maricopa County

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Interstate 10 East
Distance sign to the next rest area, Buckeye and Phoenix. All of the road signs until Exit 109 have since been replaced with Clearview signs. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 81, Salome Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 81, Salome Road. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Mileage sign beyond Exit 81 yields distances to Tonopah and Phoenix at 12 and 64 miles, respectively. Otherwise, the next rest area along I-10 east will occur in five miles. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Interstate 10 drops into the wide Harquahala Plain here. Photo taken 03/17/07.
One mile advance sign for the forthcoming rest area. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Exit here for the rest area. This is the last rest area before reaching Phoenix. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 94, 411th Avenue/Tonopah, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaches Exit 94, 411th Avenue/Tonopah, one half mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 94, 411th Avenue/Tonopah. This is the first exit for an avenue that is numbered based on the Phoenix grid pattern. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Distance sign to Arizona 85, Buckeye and Phoenix. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 98, Wintersburg Road/Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Use exit 98 to reach the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Plant. Palo Verde is the largest nuclear plant in the country, but has a checkered past. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 98, Wintersburg Road/Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Distance sign to Arizona 85, Buckeye and Phoenix (yet again). Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 103, 339th Avenue, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 103, 339th Avenue. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Interstate 10 crosses the Hassayampa River. The Hassyampa River is known for being an underground river, and legend has it that anyone who drinks from the river immediately becomes a liar. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Welcome to Buckeye. Buckeye marks the outer fringe of the Phoenix Metropolitan area, and the former farming town has been aggressively annexing land to prepare for an eventual population of 3 million - larger than Phoenix. It remains to be seen the wisdom of these plans. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 109, Sun Valley Parkway/Palo Verde Road, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 109, Sun Valley Parkway/Palo Verde Road. Sun Valley Parkway was built many years ago, but new housing developments are starting to mushroom along the road. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Advance signage for exit 112, Arizona 85 to Interstate 8. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaches Exit 112, Junction Southbound Arizona 85 to Interstate 8. Arizona 85 is advertised as a bypass of the Phoenix Metropolitan area, advising thru trucks to take Arizona 85 to Interstate 8 to Interstate 10. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Arizona 85, in addition to connecting to Interstate 8 at Gila Bend, continues south to Ajo, Why, and Mexico. Arizona 85 is former U.S. 80 between Interstate 10 and Interstate 8. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Use the next two exits to reach downtown Buckeye. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 112, Junction Southbound Arizona 85 to Interstate 8. Plans call for expansion of Arizona 85 to four lanes with Interstate standards, but portions of that project remain unfunded. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit is Exit 114, Miller Road. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Miller Road departs here as exit 114. Use Miller Road to reach downtown Buckeye. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Distance sign to Goodyear, Avondale and Phoenix. Notice the new housing developments popping up along the freeway - as recently as 2004, this was all undeveloped desert. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 117, Watson Road, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 117, Watson Road. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 120, Verrado Way, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 120, Verrado Way. Verrado Way is named after the Verrado housing development. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 121, Jackrabbit Trail, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 121, Jackrabbit Trail. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Distance sign to Goodyear, Tolleson and Phoenix. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Continuing west, the next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 124, Junction Northbound Arizona Loop 303/Cotton Lane, one mile. Arizona Loop 303 leads north along the partially constructed Estrella Freeway to meet U.S. 60 in Surprise. As part of the National High Priority Corridor for CANAMEX, it is possible that Arizona Loop 303 will provide part of the corridor. Together with U.S. 60, Loop 303 connects with U.S. 93 northbound en route to Kingman, Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Use Exit 124 to reach Surprise, the World Wildlife Zoo and the State Prison. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaches Exit 124, Junction Northbound Arizona Loop 303/Cotton Lane, one half mile. Since the freeway-to-freeway connection has not yet been constructed, this exit is signed "TO" Arizona Loop 303. Note the use of the white-on-black shields. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 124, Junction Northbound Arizona Loop 303/Cotton Lane. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Advance signage for exit 126, PebbleCreek Parkway and Estrella Parkway. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Use exits 126 and 128 to reach Phoenix International Raceway. P.I.R. is known for the annual Nascar race over Veterans Day weekend. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 126, Pebble Creek Parkway/Estrella Parkway, one mile. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Exit 126 departs here to serve Pebble Creek Parkway and Estrella Parkway. This exit serves many new housing developments. Photo taken 03/17/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 128, Litchfield Road, one half mile. A full array of motorist services are available at this exit, which is a hub for the rapidly expanding development pushing west from Phoenix. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Distance sign to Litchfield Road, Dysart Road and Avondale Blvd. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 128, Litchfield Road. Litchfield Road serves downtown Goodyear, as well as Phoenix Goodyear Airport. Photo taken 03/17/07.
Advance signage for exit 129, Dysart Road. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 at Exit 129, Dysart Road. The freeway becomes more and more urban as we travel west, and gains a lane just east of Dysart Road. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Advance signage for exit 131, Avondale Blvd. Avondale Blvd used to be known as 115th Avenue. Photo taken 07/15/07.
This mileage sign is located along Eastbound Interstate 10 as the freeway approaches Exit 131, Avondale Blvd. The next two exits after Avondale Blvd are for 107th Avenue and 99th Avenue. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 131, Avondale Blvd. This is the last named north-south arterial until reaching Tempe. Photo taken 07/15/07.
The next three exits are 107th Avenue, 99th Avenue and Loop 101. Photo taken 07/15/07.
View of the overhead distance sign to 107th Avenue, 99th Avenue and Loop 101. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 132, 107th Avenue. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 at 99th Avenue, exit 133A. The next exit is Loop 101. Photo taken 07/15/07.
The interchange between Interstate 10 and Loop 101 was opened in the early 2000s. This photo shows Eastbound Interstate 10 approaching Exit 133B, Junction Northbound Loop 101, one-quarter mile. Notice the original blue shield still on this sign. Photo taken 07/15/07.
This photo shows the split between Eastbound Interstate 10 and northbound Loop 101. The Loop 101 shield here is black on white, while some of the other shields are white on blue. The state is moving toward the black and white standard for its loop shields. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 134, 91st Avenue. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaches Exit 135, 83rd Avenue, one-quarter mile. Interstate 10 enters the Phoenix City Limits at Exit 135. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Advance signage for exit 135, 83rd Avenue, one-quarter mile. Auxiliary lanes were added to this freeway between 2003 and 2004. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Exit 135 departs Eastbound Interstate 10 here, to serve 83rd Avenue. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaches Exit 136, 75th Avenue, one quarter of a mile. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Exit 136 departs here to serve 75th Avenue. Interstate 10 picks up an HOV lane just before this exit. Photo taken 07/15/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 137, 67th Avenue, 3/4 mile. Numbered streets decrement by eight streets per mile in the City of Phoenix. Photo taken 07/15/07.
67th avenue departs here, at exit 137. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Advance signage for 59th avenue, exit 138. Photo taken 07/15/07.
59th avenue departs here from Interstate 10. Each exit is a mile apart, to correspond with the primary roads on the street grid. Use 59th Avenue to reach Glendale. Photo taken 07/15/07.
The next exit is exit 139, 51st Avenue. Interstate 10 is passing through suburbs developed in the 1950s at this point. Photo taken 07/15/07.
51st Avenue departs here, at exit 139. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 approaches Exit 140, 43rd Avenue. At one time, much of this land was desert, but as the city of Phoenix has expanded, the grid pattern of streets and avenues has continued to expand with it. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Exit 140 departs Interstate 10 Eastbound to serve 43rd Avenue here. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Hazardous cargo is not permitted on Interstate 10 between Interstate 17 and Interstate 17, through the deck tunnel. Photo taken 07/15/07.
The next exit along Eastbound Interstate 10 is Exit 141, 35th Avenue. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Eastbound Interstate 10 reaches Exit 141, 35th Avenue. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Advance signage for exit 142, 27th Avenue, 3/4 mile. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Advance signage for exits 143A-B, Interstate 17 and U.S. 60. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Exit 142 departs here to serve 27th Avenue. This is the last exit before Interstate 17. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Exit 143A departs here for Interstate 17 northbound. Use Interstate 17 northbound to reach Flagstaff and North Phoenix. Photo taken 07/15/07.
Exit 143B departs for Interstate 17 southbound and U.S. 60 Eastbound. Use exit 143B as a truck bypass of downtown Phoenix and for hazardous cargo. Photo taken 07/15/07.


 


Photo Credits:

03/17/07, 07/15/07 by Kevin Trinkle

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State Route 85
Arizona Loop 101
Arizona Loop 303

Page Updated 08-29-2007.