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Got dirt? Earthwork plays key role in building South Mountain Freeway

Sedona AZ (May 29, 2017) – Building a freeway requires moving a lot of dirt, particularly for the roadway surface, and to build bridge and wall foundations, embankments and connecting ramps. For the twenty two mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, the largest ever highway project in Arizona, crews will haul and compact about 10 million cubic yards of earth, the equivalent of more than 800,000... 

ADOT postpones Phoenix I-10 weekend closure

Sedona AZ (February 16, 2017) – A planned weekend long closure of eastbound Interstate 10 in the Phoenix West Valley has been postponed due to the forecast calling for rain, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The work will be rescheduled for a future weekend. Along with a westbound closure that occurred last weekend, the eastbound I-10 closure that had been planned between... 

Plan for delays: Eastbound I-10 closed this weekend

Sedona AZ (February 15, 2017) – Drivers planning to use Interstate 10 in the West Valley this weekend should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes with the eastbound lanes closed between 75th and 51st avenues in order to prepare for construction of a Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Last weekend, westbound I-10 was closed for similar work. Expect heavy traffic and... 

ADOT South Mountain Freeway to open in 2019

Sedona AZ (October 30, 2016) – Work on the Arizona Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway remains on track with the U.S. District Court in Phoenix denying a third bid by opponents to halt construction. An order released Wednesday, Oct. 26, denied the plaintiffs’ motion for an injunction, saying, in part, that they are unlikely to prevail on appeal. “I believe that the completed South Mountain Freeway... 

GRIC Supports Rock Sioux Water Resource Protection

Sedona AZ (September 1, 2016) – The Gila River Indian Community released a letter today supporting Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to protect water and sacred sites. The Gila River Indian Community and its Tribal Council issued the letter in strong support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to protect their water resources and cultural sites, which may be harmed by the construction... 

ADOT to Begin South Mountain Freeway Loop 202

Sedona AZ (August 18, 2016) – Construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is scheduled to begin in early September after the U.S. District Court in Phoenix dismissed legal challenges and ruled that the Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration completed all steps required to move forward. “This is a momentous day, not only for ADOT but for our many partners... 

Future South Mountain Freeway Right of Way Formalized

Sedona AZ (August 6, 2016) – With construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway scheduled to begin later this summer, several city of Phoenix roadways along the 22-mile corridor are now officially part of the state highway system. As of this week, the South Mountain Freeway right of way has the designation State Route 202, meaning roadways in that area are now controlled by the Arizona... 

ADOT to Proceed with South Mountain Freeway

The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will be constructed with four lanes in each direction – three general use lanes and one HOV lane. Sedona AZ (May 19, 2015) – While the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have not yet had an opportunity to review in detail the legal action filed against the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, the agencies are confident... 
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