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.