U.S. 60 West - Superstition Freeway

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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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 0000.
Advance signage for exit 188, Power Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 0000.
Use exit 188, Power Road, to reach Williams Gateway Airport and the ASU East (Polytechnic) campus. Photo taken 0000.
Power Road departs here, as exit 188. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 0000.
Distance sign to Higley Road, Greenfield Road and Val Vista Drive. This sign is new, as part of the 2007 rebuilding project. Photo taken 0000.
Higley Road departs here, as exit 186. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Advance signage for Greenfield Road, as exit 185. Photo taken 01/20/07.
The right lane exits to Greenfield Road. Auxiliary lanes are a common feature of modern Arizona freeways. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Advance signage for exit 184, Val Vista Drive. Photo taken 01/20/07.
The right lane is an auxiliary lane for Val Vista Drive. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Advance signage for Gilbert Road, Stapley Drive and Mesa Drive. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Westbound US 60 seen one mile from Gilbert Road. US 60 climbs up to grade to cross over the Consolidated canal. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/20/07.
The next exit on westbound US 60 is exit 181, Stapley Drive. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Distance sign for Stapley Drive, Mesa Drive and Arizona Highway 87 (Country Club Drive). Photo taken 01/20/07.
Stapley Drive exits here from westbound US 60. Photo taken 01/20/07.
At this point, US 60 is ten lanes plus two carpool lanes, and auxiliary lanes between exits. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Advance signage for exit 180, Mesa Drive. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Mesa Drive departs here, as exit 180. Use Mesa Drive to reach downtown Mesa. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Advance signage for Arizona 87, Country Club Drive. Arizona 87 crosses the east valley north to south, from Chandler to Mesa. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Distance sign to Arizona 87, Alma School Road and Dobson Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Advance signage for Alma School Road, exit 178. Use Alma School Road to reach Fiesta Mall. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 01/20/07.
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 177, Dobson Road, three-quarters of a mile, followed by Junction Loop 101. Photo taken 03/02/03.
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 177, Dobson Road, one-quarter mile, followed by Exit 176, Junction Loop 101. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/02/03.
Shadowy view of the Loop 101/U.S. 60 partial stack interchange at Exit 176. Photo taken 03/02/03.
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 174, Rural Road. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/02/03.
Westbound U.S. 60/Superstition Freeway approaching Exit 172 for Priest Road and Exit 171 for Junction Interstate 10. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/02/03.
The high occupancy vehicle lane passes under the ramp from westbound U.S. 60 onto eastbound Interstate 10. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 03/02/03.


 


Photo Credits:

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

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

Page Updated 01-02-2007.