Central District Projects

Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway)

Ivanhoe Street Traffic Interchange Study

After several months of environmental study and evaluation, the Arizona Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans to add an interchange at Ivanhoe Street for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.

Connect 202 Partners, the developer of the South Mountain Freeway, will construct the connecting ramps at Ivanhoe Street. The interchange is anticipated to open following the completion of the South Mountain Freeway, which is slated to open as early as late 2019.
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Approved Interchange Concept

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Background and History

ADOT, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and the Maricopa Association of Governments, the regional planning agency, initiated an environmental study in spring 2018 after receiving public, local and regional stakeholder input to consider adding an Ivanhoe Street interchange. The interchange, located between Laveen and Ahwatukee in the Center Segment, will enhance regional connectivity and provide additional relief for roadways in the south Phoenix area.

In addition, a design modification developed in coordination with those living east of the freeway alignment will provide access to the Dusty Lane community via an underpass at Ray Road, about a third of a mile northwest of Ivanhoe Street. The Ray Road crossing will be accessible from 51st Avenue and Dusty Lane after a new access road is constructed.

The planned configuration, with on- and off-ramps serving areas west of the freeway, responds to requests from members of the Dusty Lane community that an Ivanhoe Street interchange not provide direct access to the east. It also will provide additional freeway access for residents of the Gila River Indian Community while reducing traffic passing through the local roadway network.

In May 2018, ADOT held a public meeting to collect feedback on the proposed interchange. The evaluation, including a record of public comments is available in the Reevaluation Documents section.

Funding for the Ivanhoe Street interchange will come from Maricopa Association of Governments regional transportation funds and from right-of-way savings achieved through the public-private partnership finalized in February 2016 with Connect 202 Partners. The developer was tasked with developing innovative approaches for construction and engineering, including reducing the amount of property that must be acquired for the freeway.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

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.