Central District Projects

Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway)

Ivanhoe Street Traffic Interchange Study

In 2018, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) began an environmental study to potentially realign Ivanhoe Street and include ramps to the future Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway to address access and traffic concerns. The study of this interchange has also been supported by the Maricopa County Department of Transportation and the Maricopa Association of Governments. The renderings below show the proposed design concept of an Ivanhoe Street interchange.

As part of the environmental study, ADOT requested C202P to draft preliminary design plans to determine the feasibility of adding an interchange without acquiring additional properties. Also, ADOT began an environmental re-evaluation to determine the feasibility and analyze any changes in environment and social impacts of adding an interchange.


Proposed Interchange Concept

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Questions and Answers

What is the purpose and need of the traffic interchange?

The Ivanhoe Street interchange would provide access to local residents and the Gila River Indian Community (Community).

Why does ADOT require another environmental study for a possible addition of an Ivanhoe Street traffic interchange?

The traffic interchange was not included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD); its inclusion at this point constitutes a change in scope that must be cleared by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the completion of an environmental review process.

Would ADOT need to acquire additional right of way/properties to add the interchange?

Adding on- and off-ramps would not result in the need to acquire additional right of way/properties.

What are the projected traffic volumes at the Ivanhoe Street interchange?

Based on traffic projections obtained from the Maricopa Association of Governments for the year 2040, approximately 2,000 vehicles per day would use each of the on- and off-ramps at Ivanhoe Street. The freeway is projected to carry 117,000 vehicles per day in 2040.

Would an interchange at Ivanhoe Street provide access to the casino?

If approved, the Gila River Indian Community would be responsible for building a road connecting Ivanhoe Street west of the interchange to Komatke Lane.

Would an interchange at Ivanhoe Street affect access to Dusty Lane?

Access to Dusty Lane will be maintained via Ivanhoe Street and 45th Avenue in both the current and proposed design. 

What does the environmental study consider? How long will it take to complete?

The environmental study will consider all of the elements considered in the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD), which include potential impacts the project would have on the physical, natural and human environment. It’s anticipated the study, which began in February 2018, will be completed in August (approximately six months). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and ADOT will evaluate the environmental re-evaluation and public feedback received and determine the outcome in August 2018.

If approved, when would the Ivanhoe Street interchange be constructed?

If approved, the traffic interchange could be constructed in conjunction with current freeway construction, and will not delay the opening of the South Mountain Freeway in late 2019.

How can constituents provide input?

There are several ways for you to participate:

  • Fill out the questionnaire online at www.IvanhoeStreetStudy.com
  • Send an email to SMFinterchangestudy@hdrinc.com
  • Call the project line at 833.310.2470
  • Mail comments to c/o ADOT Communications, 101 N. 1st Avenue, Suite 1950, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1923
  • Attend a public open house on May 30

All comments must be submitted by June 4, 2018 to be included in the study record and considered in the decision.

The Center Segment Construction Update and Ivanhoe Street TI open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at the Laveen Elementary School District Office, Building A, 5001 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85339. There is no formal presentation; however, attendees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with project staff about the TI Study, view renderings and provide input by completing the questionnaire in-person. Additionally, Connect 202 Partners, the developer building the freeway, will be available to answer construction-related questions.

Center Segment Construction Update and Ivanhoe Street Traffic Interchange Open House

On May 30, the project team will host an open house to discuss the considered interchange in-person as well as answer questions about construction.

  • View proposed interchange design plan
  • Discuss construction progress

The Center Segment Construction Update and Ivanhoe Street TI open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at the Laveen Elementary School District Office, Building A, 5001 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix, AZ 85339.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view renderings and provide input by completing a questionnaire in person. There is no formal presentation; however, the public can speak one-on one with project staff about the study. Additionally, Connect 202 Partners, the developer building the freeway, will be available to answer construction-related questions.

Can’t make it to the Open House?

Take the online questionnaire or submit your comments by email, hotline, or direct mail no later than June 4, 2018.

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Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, 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 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.