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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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