ADOT to offer ‘very early’ peek at S. Mtn. Freeway
on ADOT’s “very early” design, the freeway would start at Interstate 10
and Pecos Road in the East Valley, run south of South Mountain, then up to the
I-10 in the West Valley at 55th Avenue, 71st Avenue or Loop 101.
mid-November, ADOT officials plan to hold a public hearing in Avondale, where
they will display the design and answer questions from area residents. For
details, call 602-712-7355 or visit www.southmountainfreeway.com.
decision on a route for the western portion of the freeway is expected in
officials concede that some West Valley homes may need to be purchased and
demolished make way for the project. The current map indicates that more than
100 homes in the Ahwatukee foothills may be similarly fated.
is possible, however, the freeway will not be built. The southern portion may
require land owned by the Gila River Indian Community, where tribal leaders have
not come to any unanimous agreement regarding ADOT’s proposal.
an agreement is reached and a design is accepted, construction would not begin
Arizona Department of Transportation