South Mountain Freeway

Dec 18, 2019

Governor won’t commit to funds for bridge where three died

Gov. Doug Ducey won't commit to seek $20 million for a bridge over a creek where three people died last month even as he formally dedicated a $1.7 billion freeway designed largely to help Phoenix area commuters.

Nov 22, 2016

US court refuses to block construction of Phoenix freeway

A federal appeals court has refused to issue an emergency order to stop construction of a new Phoenix- freeway.

Dec 30, 2015

Arizona picks consortium to design, build Phoenix freeway

The Arizona Department of Transportation has selected a consortium of firms and companies from among three finalists to design and build a major new 22-mile-long freeway in the Phoenix metro area.

Aug 27, 2015

State to remove homes in path of Phoenix freeway expansion

Crews are set to demolish nearly 200 vacant homes, clearing the way for the expansion of a metropolitan Phoenix freeway.

Jul 30, 2015

Judge refuses to block planned South Mountain Freeway

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.

Apr 6, 2015

South Mountain Freeway marches forward: $1.9B project’s federal approval spurs variety of reactions

The Federal Highway Administration’s approval of the South Mountain Freeway project last month elicited reactions of frustration, hope and even indifference by some of those affected by the $1.9 billion transportation project.

Mar 24, 2015

3 teams remain in running for Phoenix freeway project

Three teams of developers, contractors, engineering firms and consultants remain in contention for a mammoth Arizona freeway construction project.

Mar 11, 2015

Feds approve $1.9 billion South Mountain freeway 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.

Feb 16, 2015

South Mountain Freeway proposal to receive final decision soon

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.

Oct 22, 2014

Arizona poised to buy homes on West Valley Loop 202 extension route

Plans for a 22-mile extension of the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area's southern edge are nearing final approval, and the owners of about 200 homes have been told to get ready to find new places to live.

Jun 25, 2013

Closing the Loop: Congestion suggests need for S. Mountain Freeway, but environmentalists say no

Building the South Mountain Freeway would mean better traffic flow and air quality than doing nothing at all, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.