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Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway Projects
Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) Maryland Avenue HOV ramps
The HOV ramp work is located in Maricopa County on a portion of the Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) from Bethany Home Road to Glendale Avenue. In a partnership with the city of Glendale, ADOT will add new Loop 101 HOV lane on- and off-ramps to connect with the existing Maryland Avenue overpass near Westgate City Center and the city's professional sports facilities. The project will also include a new traffic signal where the HOV ramps meet on Maryland Avenue. The completion timeline for this project is anticipated for spring 2014.
The Design-Build method of contracting has been selected as the best alternative for this project as it will provide the greatest benefits to the general public. Design-Build will prove beneficial by accelerating the completion of improvements on this important traffic corridor. The construction of this project will allow the new HOV ramps to be open to the public by spring 2014.
- Loop 101 will be narrowed to one lane overnight in both directions between Camelback Road and Northern Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday (March 7) to 9 a.m. Saturday (March 8).
- North- and southbound Loop 101 HOV lanes between Bethany Home Road and Glendale Avenue will be closed until spring 2014.
- Maryland Avenue will be narrowed to one lane in each direction until spring 2014.
Construction for Maryland Avenue HOV north- and southbound ramps began early October 2013 and is expected to be completed by spring 2014.
The Loop 101 Maryland Avenue HOV ramp project will be partly funded through Statewide Acceleration Needs (STAN), an account established by the state legislature in 2005, and MAG Regional Transportation Plan funding passed by Maricopa County voters in 2004 through Proposition 400.
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.
From the ADOT Blog
Nov. 19, 2013
If you've driven in the West Valley recently, it's likely you have noticed the work that's occurring on Loop 101 near Maryland Avenue. Full story ...