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Even lizards can’t stop South Mountain Freeway, ADOT says

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills New Some lizards living around Pecos Road apparently won’t have to wait for a federal appeals court ruling on efforts to stop the South Mountain Freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation hunted down chuckwallas and gave them new homes. Dozens of the reptiles, including orange-tailed males that ADOT called unique to the South […]

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[OPINION] Smith: Maricopa can’t wait ‘800 years’ for transportation improvements

Posted by   /  October 11, 2017  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Anthony Smith | Pinal Central Earlier this year the Arizona Department of Transportation said it had a transportation backlog of “800 […]

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I-10, Loop 303 interchange in Goodyear now open to drivers

Posted by   /  October 11, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Terell Wilkins | The Republic Good news for West Valley drivers: all four new ramps connecting Interstate 10 and the Loop 303 in Goodyear are now open. The Arizona Department of Transportation has now opened all four of the new ramps that allow drivers to make direct connections between I-10 and Loop 303. Three ramps were opened […]

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ADOT touts size of freeway bridge girders over Salt River

Posted by   /  September 16, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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Ahwatukee Foothills News The Arizona Department of Transportation is touting another distinctive feature of the South Mountain Freeway. “Already the largest single highway project in Arizona history,” ADOT said in a release last week, it “now has the longest bridge girders of their type in the state.” The agency said it has installed 94 “extra-long” […]

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Freeway blasting set to begin next week as opponents try to block it

Posted by   /  September 7, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News The attorney for opponents of the South Mountain Freeway on Wednesday tried again to get a federal appeals court to stop the Arizona Department of Transportation and freeway developer Connect 202Partners from starting controlled blasting along Pecos Road between 17th Avenue and 24th Street next week. In the two-page notice to […]

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Florence working on new transportation plan

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Florence Reminder FLORENCE — A long-term strategy for building, maintaining and expanding Florence’s transportation networks will be developed in a new transportation master plan. Town officials staff recently learned the town had won a $125,000 “Planning Assistance for Rural Areas” grant from the Arizona Department of Transportation to develop the plan, Assistant Town Manager Jess […]

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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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I-11 study progressing as planned

Posted by   /  July 21, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch CASA GRANDE — Results from public hearings held in May regarding a possible future route for Interstate 11 will be available in the next few weeks, officials said. Laura Douglas, community relations project manager with the Arizona Department of Transportation, said: “The I-11 study team is currently working […]

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ADOT may replace roundabouts with diverging-diamond interchange design

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By BrieAnna J Frank | The Republic The Arizona Department of Transportation is proposing construction of Arizona’s first “diverging diamond” interchanges. One of the interchanges would be built on Interstate 17 and Happy Valley Road. The other two would be built as part of the new South Mountain Freeway now under construction, which will extend the Loop […]

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Demolitions begin for SR 347 overpass project

Posted by   /  July 10, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Bethany Blundell | Casa Grande Dispatch MARICOPA — Demolition of buildings in Maricopa has begun for the State Route 347 Overpass Project. Demolition got underway Wednesday and will continue through at least the rest of the week. Tom Herrmann, Public Information Officer for Arizona Department of Transportation, said he does not have a list of the […]

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