Central District Projects

Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway)

Construction Alerts and Notices

Estrella Drive Closure - May to November 2018

As part of the roadway improvements for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, Estrella Drive will be closed west of 51st Avenue to allow crews to install underground utilities and construct the bridge for the future freeway interchange at Estrella Drive.

Detour: Traffic will be detoured to Elliot Road and 51st Avenue

Over the next 160 days, crews will complete the following work:

  • Install underground utilities and drainage
  • Construct freeway bridge over Estrella Drive
  • Construct a double roundabout to replace the existing street
  • Install traffic signals and lighting

    Southern and 59th avenues Construction Yard

    Southern and 59th avenues Construction Yard

    Connect 202 Partners (C202P), the developer responsible for designing and building the South Mountain Freeway, established a construction yard at Southern and 59th avenues to store equipment and materials needed for construction of the Salt River bridges. A lined basin will also be onsite to provide water for dust control.
    What to Expect:

    • Construction traffic accessing the site from Southern Avenue.
    • Construction traffic turning north from Southern Avenue onto the existing road west of the power lines.
    • Approximately 10 trucks delivering materials daily.
    • Most activity occurs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Salt River Construction Yard Alert
    Spanish version available

    Early-to Mid 2018 Construction Schedule (Anticipated)

    To complete the work currently scheduled through mid-2018, the following street restrictions and closures are anticipated. Actual dates and times of restrictions and closures will be published in the weekly traffic alerts.

    • Closure of Southern Avenue between 61st Avenue and 64th Place through March 2018
    • Closure of Elliot Road west of 59th Avenue through March 2018
    • Closure of Estrella Drive between 59th and 51st avenues for up to 150 days
    • Traffic shifts on Baseline Road between 63rd and 59th avenues for bridge construction
    • Truck dirt hauls at night along Broadway Road and 59th Avenue
    Illustration of activities referenced in Construction Schedule
    Illustration of activities referenced in Construction Schedule
    Salt River Segment illustration divider
    Construction Progress: South  Mountain crews have constructed 22% of the Salt River Segment as of January 2018
    Larger and Spanish versions available     

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    Residents, business owners, schools and homeowner’s associations who may be directly impacted by construction will receive additional notices.

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    De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.