One year after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, bridges have been built from the ground up, a massive amount of earth has been moved and compacted, and an emerging I-10 interchange has changed the West Valley skyline.
The South Mountain Freeway is more than 35 percent complete from design to utilities to right-of-way acquisition to construction. Work is currently underway in all but one section of the 22-mile corridor. To date, crews have installed 8 miles of drainage pipe, moved 3.6 million cubic yards of dirt and used 2,900 tons of rebar manufactured from recycled steel.
In 2018, construction will expand as the Arizona Department of Transportation moves toward opening the freeway by late 2019.
Work is scheduled to begin this spring in the Center segment, a 3-mile stretch between 51st Avenue southeast and 32nd Lane.
This week, ADOT and Connect 202 Partners, the developer responsi…