U.S. 60 West
Ellsworth Road exits here, as exit 191. US 60 is in east Mesa at this point, and the road travels east-west through the sprawling city. 0000
Exit 190A serves Loop 202. Loop 202 is a loop around the East Valley, and travels south and west through Gilbert and Chandler before ending at Interstate 10. The northern leg between US 60 and Power Road is under construction. 0000
Advance signage for exit 188, Power Road. 0000
The right lane exits for Power Road. At the time of these photos, US 60 was being widened from six lanes to ten lanes plus carpool lanes. 0000
Use exit 188, Power Road, to reach Williams Gateway Airport and the ASU East (Polytechnic) campus. 0000
Power Road departs here, as exit 188. 0000
The Power Road bridge carries two advance signs for exit 186, Higley Road. The sign on the left dates back to the 2000 rebuild of US 60, and the one on the right is the new one placed as part of the 2007 rebuild. 0000
Distance sign to Higley Road, Greenfield Road and Val Vista Drive. This sign is new, as part of the 2007 rebuilding project. 0000
Higley Road departs here, as exit 186. 01/20/07
Advance signage for Greenfield Road, as exit 185. 01/20/07
The right lane exits to Greenfield Road. Auxiliary lanes are a common feature of modern Arizona freeways. 01/20/07
Distance sign to Greenfield Road, Val Vista Drive and Gilbert Road. Greenfield Road exits immediately after this bridge, as seen in the background. 01/20/07
Advance signage for exit 184, Val Vista Drive. 01/20/07
The right lane is an auxiliary lane for Val Vista Drive. 01/20/07
Distance sign for Val Vista Drive, Gilbert Road and Stapley Drive. Val Vista Drive exits immediately after this bridge, and marks the end of the 2000 US 60 reconstruction. 01/20/07
Advance signage for Gilbert Road, Stapley Drive and Mesa Drive. 01/20/07
Westbound US 60 seen one mile from Gilbert Road. US 60 climbs up to grade to cross over the Consolidated canal. 01/20/07
Distance sign to Gilbert Road, Stapley Drive and Mesa Drive. Gilbert Road exits immediately after this sign. Use Gilbert Road to reach the town of Gilbert, south of US 60. 01/20/07
The next exit on westbound US 60 is exit 181, Stapley Drive. 01/20/07
Distance sign for Stapley Drive, Mesa Drive and Arizona Highway 87 (Country Club Drive). 01/20/07
Stapley Drive exits here from westbound US 60. 01/20/07
At this point, US 60 is ten lanes plus two carpool lanes, and auxiliary lanes between exits. 01/20/07
Advance signage for exit 180, Mesa Drive. 01/20/07
Mesa Drive departs here, as exit 180. Use Mesa Drive to reach downtown Mesa. 01/20/07
Advance signage for SR 87, Country Club Drive. SR 87 crosses the east valley north to south, from Chandler to Mesa. 01/20/07
Distance sign to SR 87, Alma School Road and Dobson Road. 01/20/07
Country Club Drive exits here, as exit 179. Use Country Club Drive to reach Golfland, an amusement park, as well as downtown Mesa. 01/20/07
Advance signage for Alma School Road, exit 178. Use Alma School Road to reach Fiesta Mall. 01/20/07
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway at Exit 178, Alma School Road. The next exit in this cloudy picture is Dobson Road, followed by Junction Loop 101. 01/20/07
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 177, Dobson Road, three-quarters of a mile, followed by Junction Loop 101. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 177, Dobson Road, one-quarter mile, followed by Exit 176, Junction Loop 101. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway at Exit 176B, Junction Northbound Loop 101. Loop 101 leads north into Scottsdale, then west into North Phoenix. Taking Loop 101 is the best route to Flagstaff and other points north via Interstate 17. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway at Exit 176A, Junction Southbound Loop 101. Loop 101 leads south to meet the future Loop 202 in Chandler, which would connect to eastbound Interstate 10 toward Tucson. 03/02/03
Shadowy view of the Loop 101/U.S. 60 partial stack interchange at Exit 176. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 174, Rural Road. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 173, Mill Avenue. Mill Avenue is a major route in Tempe, and it connects to Arizona State University and the Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 172, Priest Road, one half mile. US 60 is 20 feet below grade at this point, to correspond with Tempe's wishes to have the freeway below grade. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 172, Priest Road, one-quarter mile. Notice the difference between the reflective/button copy and reflective/non-button copy signage in the flash photography against the sun. There is a direct connection from westbound U.S. 60 onto westbound Interstate 10 via the high-occupancy vehicle lane. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 172 for Priest Road and Exit 171 for Junction Interstate 10. 03/02/03
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway at Exit 171, Junction Interstate 10, as seen from the high occupancy vehicle lane. This marks the western terminus of the Superstition Freeway. U.S. 60 merges onto westbound Interstate 10. 03/02/03
The high occupancy vehicle lane passes under the ramp from westbound U.S. 60 onto eastbound Interstate 10. 03/02/03
View of Westbound Interstate 10/U.S. 60 as seen from the high occupancy vehicle lane transition ramp. U.S. 60 enters Phoenix, the sixth largest city in the United States cosigned with Interstate 10, and it splits from Interstate 10 to bypass downtown Phoenix to the south along with Interstate 17/Truck Interstate 10. U.S. 60 strikes out on its own again on Grand Avenue northwest of downtown. 03/02/03


 


Photo Credits:

    03/02/03 by AARoads. 01/20/07 by Kevin Trinkle.

Connect with:
Interstate 10
State Route 87 - Beeline Highway
Loop 101
Loop 202

Page Updated 01-02-2007.

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