New freeway traffic interchange in north Peoria taking shape

May 24, 2021, 4:15 AM | Updated: 9:13 am

(Courtesy photo/ADOT)...

(Courtesy photo/ADOT)

(Courtesy photo/ADOT)

PHOENIX — A new freeway traffic interchange under construction along Loop 303 in north Peoria is beginning to take shape.

The future Jomax Parkway interchange is part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s project to widen Loop 303 north of Happy Valley Parkway, according to a press release, and will include both on- and off-ramps connecting Loop 303 to the interchange.

Crews have installed 28 steel-reinforced concrete girders, each weighing approximately 180,000 pounds, at the interchange.

The grinders will provide support for a bridge deck that will carry Loop 303 over Jomax Parkway when the $20.3 million project is completed early next year, according to the release.

The widening project, which began in December, will improve capacity for current and future traffic by adding a third lane in each direction along the freeway between Happy Valley and Lake Pleasant parkways.

Meanwhile, the city of Peoria is also managing a separate project to construct an all new stretch of the parkway between Vistancia Boulevard and the Loop 303 interchange, according to the release.

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New freeway traffic interchange in north Peoria taking shape