ADOT begins construction on freeway interchange west of Phoenix

Feb 24, 2016, 4:37 PM
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PHOENIX — Crews have begun construction on a freeway interchange just west of the Phoenix area, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

Doug Nintzel said the agency’s latest focus is the south half of the interchange that connects the Loop 303 and Interstate 10.

“In addition to this being a transportation project, it also plays a role in economic development plans in Goodyear and the West Valley as we look ahead to provide those improved future connections for commuters as well as businesses,” he said.

Nintzel said the project will likely require some closures, especially as ADOT gets further along in the process.

“Drivers may notice some shoulder closures along some of the ramps that are already to open to traffic at the interchange,” he said. “Eventually, there will be a need for some I-10 frontage road or Cotton Lane closures near the interchange.”

ADOT estimated the project will take about two years to complete.

The north side of the interchange was completed in 2014.

KTAR’s Lauren Grifo contributed to this report.

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ADOT begins construction on freeway interchange west of Phoenix