continually plans for enhancements to the roadway once it
is built and in use for maximum efficiency and safety. Various
studies identify these enhancements and may influence additional
planning, design and construction.
202 (Red Mountain and Santan Freeways) Gilbert Road to Interstate
10 HOV Lane Design Concept Report
As part of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), High Occupancy
Vehicle (HOV) lanes will be added to the Loop 202 (Red Mountain
and Santan Freeways) from Gilbert Road in Mesa to I-10 in
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HOV lanes are intended to improve traffic flow, encourage
carpooling, and expand the regional transit network. HOV lanes
are designed for vehicles carrying two or more occupants,
certified alternative fuel vehicles (AFV), motorcycles, Valley
Metro buses, and emergency vehicles. HOV lane restricted hours
are 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. All
vehicles may use the HOV lanes during unrestricted hours.
The project will also include the construction of directional
ramps connecting Loop 202 HOV lanes to US 60, Loop 101, and
to design of the improvements, the Arizona Department of Transportation
will complete a Design Concept Report (DCR) for this 39-mile
project. The DCR develops approximately 15% of the preliminary
roadway design and evaluates environmental issues, noise mitigation,
and lighting to accommodate the new lanes. It is anticipated
that the project will be constructed within the existing roadway
right-of-way. Construction is scheduled to be completed in
five segments from 2013 through 2025.
Study Area Location Map
are posted as they become available in PDF format, which requires
||Our Valley Freeway System is part of the 2004 voter-approved Regional Transportation Plan. We are working hard with our transit partners to implement the voters’ vision and are committed to quality, safety, open communication with our neighbors, and minimal inconvenience to the traveling public.