State Route 801 (SR 30) is a proposed east/west freeway in western Maricopa County. It would connect existing State Route 85 to the proposed Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway), with a connection to the proposed extension Loop 303 south of Interstate 10. This is one of several projects proposed new freeways currently identified in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) – a blueprint for Vallywide transportation improvements in Maricopa County through 2030. The plan was spearheaded by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) through an extensive public process to identify regional transportation needs. Funding for transportation improvements included in the RTP is provided by a regional half-cent sales tax, which was approved by voters in 2004 through the passage of Proposition 400 and became effective in January 2006.
SR 801 (SR 30) is being studied in two sections – the eastern portion between the proposed Loop 303 and the proposed Loop 202, and the western portion between SR 85 and the proposed Loop 303. The studies will develop and evaluate possible freeway options for SR 801 (SR 30).
In September 2005, an agency information meeting and two public information meetings were held. In March 2006, ADOT and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) held one agency and two public scoping meetings for this study. Since
fall 2006, the study team has refined the three corridors
for State Route 801 (SR 30) that were previously presented. Freeway corridors were developed taking into consideration the public and agency meeting comments. The
map below displays the alternatives currently under consideration.
These alternatives were included in a Corridor Alignment Update and identified on the map below.
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.