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Arizona DOT Completes Loop 101 Widening Project

PHOENIX, AZ — A $72-million project to add new lanes and make other improvements along Loop 101 (Price Freeway) between Baseline Road and Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in the East Valley has been completed on schedule.

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) project has added new right lanes and other upgrades along more than six miles of Loop 101. Construction began in May 2019. As a result, Loop 101 now has four general purpose lanes and an HOV lane in each direction south of the US 60 interchange. The completed Price Freeway improvements were scheduled ahead of the planned Interstate 10 Broadway Curve widening project between Loop 202 in Chandler and I-17 in Phoenix, since Loop 101 will serve as a key alternate route when any upcoming I-10 closures are needed.

“ADOT remains committed to delivering improvements that will help local communities, the Phoenix region, and the state with the movement of people and products for decades to come,” said ADOT Director John Halikowski.

Crews finished the Price Freeway project by diamond grinding the concrete pavement, using specialized machines with diamond-tipped blades to smooth the freeway’s riding surface. Other improvements included adjustments to Loop 101 on- and off-ramps, construction of new retaining walls and safety barriers, as well as upgraded freeway lighting and landscaping. New digital message signs were installed. The northbound Loop 101 bridge over Chandler Boulevard also was widened.

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