ARIZONA NEWS

Loop 101 widening project in North Valley complete after 3 years

Jan 12, 2022, 4:15 AM

PHOENIX — A project to widen the Loop 101 Pima Freeway in the North Valley is complete after three years of work, the Arizona Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

The $185 million venture added a fourth lane of traffic in both directions over a 13-mile stretch in parts of Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Other improvements made include lane striping, sealing of concrete deck joints, wider bridges above cross streets, and new freeway lighting and signs.

Crews still need to do some minor work, including overseeing a required landscape establishment period that is customary for freeway construction projects.

Drivers are asked to stay alert for workers or equipment on the improved stretch.

The project began in January 2019 and was funded by Proposition 400, the dedicated half-cent sales tax approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004.

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Loop 101 widening project in North Valley complete after 3 years