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Homeowner stands between HOA and $6.5 million ADOT payout

Posted by   /  August 1, 2018  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Paul Maryniak |  Ahwatukee Foothills News The Arizona Department of Transportation has agreed to pay the Foothills Reserve homeowners association $6.5 million – more than three times it initially offered – for 13 acres of land it desperately needs to continue construction of the South Mountain Freeway. Only the HOA can’t get its hands […]

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Hundreds of emails favor 32nd Street interchange

Posted by   /  July 12, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News If the Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration just based their decision to add a South Mountain Freeway interchange at 32nd Street largely on citizen reaction, the proposal would win hands down. A review of more than 1,400 emails and website comments sent by Ahwatukee residents […]

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ADOT hosts public hearing on Loop 303 extension

Posted by   /  July 9, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Israel Gonzalez | West Valley View The Arizona Department of Transportation shared its findings on a draft environmental assessment for a Loop 303 extension to around 500 West Valley residents at a public hearing on June 27. The project proposes extending the Loop 303 through a route south of Van Buren Street to […]

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ADOT to hire consultant to lobby tribe on widening I-10

Posted by   /  June 5, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to make widening the stretch of Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Chandler a priority, the mayor says. According to Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland, ADOT has launched a request for proposals to hire a program manager to study the widening of […]

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Residents cheer and jeer 32nd Street interchange at ADOT meeting

Posted by   /  June 4, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills News Arizona Department of Transportation engineers and other experts got kudos and brickbats thrown their way as about 80 residents on May 22 looked over plans for the possible addition of a 32nd Street interchange along the South Mountain Freeway. While some residents near the interchange ramps were upset by how close they […]

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[VIDEO] Copa Center razed for overpass

Posted by   /  March 29, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

InMaricopa The Copa Center and Spoon’s diner were demolished Tuesday morning as Arizona Department of Transportation started to clear land it acquired for an overpass across the railroad tracks. There are about three weeks of demolitions in store as well as utility work. READ ON:

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Demolition work for Maricopa overpass to begin

Posted by   /  March 26, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Maricopa Monitor The Arizona Department of Transportation is progressing toward the construction of an overpass on State Route 347 in Maricopa. On Monday, crews will be completing demolition of several vacant homes ADOT acquired to clear the way for the overpass. Work will then proceed on the project, which is scheduled to be completed by […]

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Area officials frustrated with ADOT, GRIC over no plans to widen I-10 stretch

Posted by   /  March 16, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Major corridors for passenger and freight traffic would be expanded and improved during the next five years as part of a proposed annual update to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s lineup of projects that will be available for public comment beginning Friday. But not Interstate 10 between Casa […]

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ADOT brings back HURF exchange program aiding local transportation projects

Posted by   /  February 9, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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Queen Creek Independent The Arizona Department of Transportation has brought back a program made possible under state law allowing local governments to build transportation projects faster and at a lower cost by reducing red tape associated with federal funding. The HURF Exchange Program — taking its name from the Highway User Revenue Fund — allows […]

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South Mountain Freeway 35 percent done, on track to open next year

Posted by   /  February 2, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Joe Gilmore | KTAR The Arizona Department of Transportation said Wednesday that crews were making good progress on the South Mountain Freeway and it should open late next year. ADOT said that Arizona’s largest single highway project is more than 35 percent completed. Work is currently underway in all but one section of the 22-mile stretch, […]

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