Phoenix Metro Area Projects
Loop 101 Price Freeway Projects
The Loop 101 Price Freeway is the southern end of the Loop 101. It extends from the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway to the Loop 202 Santan Freeway, taking drivers through the eastern portion of Tempe and into Chandler.
Loop 101 at Galveston Street (Bike/Pedestrian Bridge)
The Galveston Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide a crossing at Galveston Street, which is between Chandler Boulevard and Ray Road. Construction of the bridge will be handled by ADOT, which awarded the $3.6 million contract to Ames Construction Inc. ADOT will also handle any structural repairs, and Chandler will be responsible on-going maintenance. Community input on the bridge location and design concept was obtained through public meetings and meetings of the Chandler Transportation Commission, which is comprised of Chandler residents.
The Galveston Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge construction will be paid for with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant funds.
Bridge construction began in spring 2013 and is expected to be completed by December 2013.
Total length is 1,145 linear feet, which includes the span over the freeway, the northbound and southbound frontage roads, and the ramps.
- The bridge will be 10 feet wide.
- 210,000 pounds of structural steel will be used.
- 364,000 pounds of reinforcing steel will be used (for placement in the concrete).
- 1,000 cubic yards of structural concrete will be required.
- LED (light-emitting diode) lighting will be used to light the bridge.
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.