Thanks to the Arizona Department of Transportation's (ADOT) $64 million project, four new ramps have been constructed to connect Interstate 10 and Loop 303 in the West Valley, ADOT reported.
Construction workers began creating the ramps in February 2016. Three of the ramps were opened on Oct. 8, and the fourth ramp opened Oct. 9 and connects westbound 1-10 to southbound Loop 303.
“Our goal will always focus on improving mobility across the Phoenix region and Arizona,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “These new connections provide new options for many West Valley drivers as we look forward to other future freeway improvements that save travel time and help the region manage growing traffic needs.”
Another construction project set to begin in fall 2019 will extend Loop 303 south Van Buren Street to Maricopa County Highway 85.
“This interchange continues to play a key role in economic development plans for Goodyear and other West Valley communities,” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said. “As a gateway to our city, it will provide for the efficient flow of people, goods and services for decades to come.”
The highway projects are partially funded by the Maricopa Association of Government's Regional Transportation Plan and partly funded by the county's half-cent sales tax and Phoenix's federal funds for transportation.