The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) said nearly 800 people attended three public meetings about preliminary design plans for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project, asking questions and offering input to guide the final design decisions.
The South Mountain Freeway project in the Phoenix metropolitan area covers a 22-mile-long stretch between the West Valley and East Valley.
The meetings, held in Phoenix, Ahwatukee Foothills and Laveen offered residents the chance to learn more about traffic interchanges, landscaping and the project as a whole. Representatives from ADOT and the developer, Connect 202 Partners, answered questions and encouraged attendees to offer input.
“The South Mountain Freeway has generated significant interest, as evidenced by the great attendance at these design meetings,” Rob Samour, ADOT senior deputy state engineer of major projects said.
A comprehensive summary of the public meetings will be posted online at SouthMountainFreeway.com next month.
Construction began in September to improve the Interstate 10/Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) interchange. The project includes extending Loop 202 HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes and widening the shoulders along Pecos Road near 48th Street.