A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa on Tuesday denied a request for a pretrial preliminary injunction.
Three teams of developers, contractors, engineering firms and consultants remain in contention for a mammoth Arizona freeway construction project.
The federal government has given final approval to a $1.9 billion project to extend the Loop 202 freeway around the southern edge of the Phoenix area.
The proposed South Mountain Freeway, which would complete the Loop 101 and Loop 202 freeway systems, is expected to receive final approval early this year.