By John Dougherty / ADOT Communications
Because this photo is in black and white it appears it may be older than it actually is. In 1988, ADOT was celebrating the opening of the first section of Loop 101 in the West Valley. As you can see from the sign, it was nicknamed the "Outer Loop Freeway."
We've come a long way since that first section of Loop 101 was completed. This year, Loop 101 in Scottsdale was widened and construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway
, which will complete the Loop 101/Loop 202 system.