By Emi Kamezaki | Arizona Capitol Times
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.
The $1.9 billion project will be funded with federal and state money, as well as funds from Proposition 400, which was passed by Maricopa County voters in 2004. The Federal Highway Administration will prepare the “Final Record of Decision” according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
“There is an expectation of the project going forward,” said Tim Tait, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Transportation.