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South Mountain Freeway construction heads into home stretch in 2019

Crews completing bridges, ramps and paving for Arizona’s largest highway project

Nearly two years after major construction began on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, construction on the state’s largest single highway project heads into the home stretch in 2019.

Progress is evident throughout the 22-mile corridor as crews put down asphalt pavement, complete bridges, build artistic sound walls and install message boards above the future travel lanes.

With design and construction of the South Mountain Freeway nearly two-thirds complete, crews have installed 20 miles of drainage pipe, laid 107,000 tons of asphalt pavement, moved 9.9 million cubic yards of dirt and used 10,800 tons of steel rebar for bridges, walls and other structures.

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Study to look at potential routes for Sonoran Corridor in Tucson

ADOT seeks public input on proposed corridor connecting Interstate 10 and Interstate 19

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have begun a three-year environmental study of potential routes for the proposed Sonoran Corridor, which would connect Interstate 19 to Interstate 10 south of Tucson International Airport.

It begins with a comment period lasting through July 15, 2017, that encourages all members of the public to provide input on the Sonoran Corridor study area during a process known as public scoping. It is an opportunity to ask questions and share comments or concerns about topics such as potential locations for the corridor, environmental considerations, impacts on wildlife habitat or cultural resources, and possible opportunities for other transportation modes that may be considered.

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