City leaders celebrated the completion of the Fairway Drive/Interstate 10 project. Photo courtesy city of Avondale
By Kenneth Weise | West Valley View
For Avondale, the Interstate 10 Fairway Drive Interchange opening was an auspicious way to kick off 2021. The Arizona Department of Transportation’s $30 million project completed, as promised, in 14 months. The city of Avondale invested $4 million for the final phase, widening Fairway Drive between Garfield Street and Van Buren Street.
The ramps at Fairway Drive now provide direct access to one of Avondale’s prime manufacturing and logistics corridors, giving trucks a direct route to the Avondale Commerce Center, and serving as a reliever from the high travel demand off the Dysart Road and Avondale Boulevard exit ramps.
Championed by local leaders and agencies such as the Maricopa Regional Council and ADOT, this long-range capital project’s completion comes at a fortuitous time, when Avondale’s industrial parks are experiencing explosive growth with 3 million square feet of space under construction. The 101 Logistics Parks, Avondale 107, Hamilton Commerce Center and Fairway 10 projects will more than double the city’s existing industrial square footage.