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'Disruptive' major freeway project planned in metro Phoenix

Freeway Project Phoenix
Posted at 9:56 AM, Jan 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 11:56:16-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Transportation planners are spreading the word that the start of a multiyear project to rebuild a critical freeway corridor in the heart of the Phoenix metro area is only about a year off.

The project involves adding traffic lanes, building new bridges and doing other work on an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10.

The stretch extends northward from the junction with the State Route 202 freeway in Chandler to where I-10 meets Interstate 17 near Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

The heavily traveled stretch is often jammed with commuters and long-distance travelers.

KJZZ-FM reports that a Maricopa Association of Governments official predicts the project will be very disruptive for traffic while work is underway.