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Construction progressing on ramps to connect I-10 to South Mountain Freeway

(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)

PHOENIX — Construction on two Interstate 10 ramps that will eventually connect to the South Mountain Freeway is moving along in the West Valley.

Dustin Krugel, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Transportation, said most of the work is taking place between 59th and Seventh Avenues.

“We are building a new interchange at 59th Avenue,” he said. “We are also widening I-10 to build these auxiliary lanes that will connect to the future 202 interchange.”

The work began in April. Though there are closures or restrictions at certain times, Krugel said the work should be completed by 2019.

Over the next two years, crews from Connect 202 Partners will drill and fill 43 shafts for bridge piers.

In addition to the traffic interchange, ADOT said improvements at the western end of the South Mountain Freeway include two-mile-long access roads to improve traffic flow between 51st and 67th avenues. The new access roads will carry two lanes of traffic in each direction parallel to I-10.

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