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Halt freeway work, opponents again ask court

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway have asked an appellate court panel to prevent blasting and further bridge construction in the Ahwatukee segment of the controversial thoroughfare. Stating that blasting “will permanently destroy valuable aspects of the environment,” lead plaintiffs Ahwatukee-based Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children and the […]

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Open house Aug. 10 to discuss Hunt Highway Phase 4, Gantzel Road improvements

Posted by   /  August 9, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Joe Pyritz Pinal County | Queen Creek Independent Pinal County Supervisor Mike Goodman extends an invitation to all San Tan Valley area residents to an open house this Thursday to learn more about the next phase of Hunt Highway construction and the expansion of Gantzel Road, according to a press release. “These are two huge projects for this […]

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Ahwatukee Foothills church gets ready to move as Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway nears

Posted by   /  August 7, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Ron Dungan | The Republic They are coming. Machines that grind mesquite trees down to piles of wood chips, that break concrete into slabs, that take out buildings and flatten ground. The machines have cleared a wide swath where homes once stood, leaving nothing but a few piles of debris as workers clear the way for the […]

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How driverless cars could be a big problem for cities

Posted by   /  August 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

See Phoenix revenue from parking By Mike Maciag | Governing Like a growing number of cities, Austin, Texas, is getting ready for the arrival of autonomous vehicles. On any given afternoon, self-driving test models can be seen darting along a Formula One race track. More than 500 electric vehicle charging stations are already spread throughout […]

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Video published of test run for ‘Hyperloop’ high-speed transit system

Posted by   /  August 5, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By The Lasso A YouTube video was published that shows a test run of Elon Musk’s “Hyperloop” high-speed rail system. The Hyperloop was proposed by Musk, the Tesla Motors co-founder, to transport “pods” of people through a tube at high speeds, the AP wrote last month. A separate video on the Hyperloop One YouTube page […]

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Freeway blasting in portions of Ahwatukee likely to begin soon

Posted by   /  July 30, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills News Blasting may begin in Ahwatukee within a few weeks as crews prepare to begin major construction of the South Mountain Freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation announced last week that blasting will be needed after all to break down rock in areas west of 24th Street and beyond Desert Foothills Parkway. Although […]

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ADOT redirects traffic for Loop 202 rock blasting

Posted by   /  July 28, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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Arizona Business Daily Phoenix-area motorists on Pecos Road and Desert Foothills Parkway can expect short-term traffic restrictions while nearby controlled rock blasting makes way for a new stretch of freeway. The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project is expected to be completed in late 2019 and will link the East and West valleys and offer […]

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Chandler Boulevard extension slated to open Friday morning

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills News The new Chandler Boulevard Extension in Ahwatukee is scheduled to open on Friday, but one end may be jarring for a while. The opening of the three-lane, 1.2-mile stretch connects 19th and 27th avenues. It also spells the end to the stretch of Pecos Road west of 17th Avenue to make way […]

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‘Structurally deficient’ bridge over I-17 repaired using new technology

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Tyler Finger | Cronkite News The Interstate 17 bridge that crosses over 19th avenue was among more than 200 bridges in Arizona considered “structurally deficient” in a national safety report but has since been repaired, an ADOT spokesman said. The designation does not mean the bridges aren’t safe and Arizona overall gets high marks for bridge […]

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Gilbert mayor to become chairman of Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport board

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

East Valley Tribune Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels will become chairman of the board of directors of the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, the body responsible for maintaining and operating the airport. Daniels succeeds Mesa Mayor John Giles in the position. Giles will now serve as a director, along with Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams. The board […]

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