Phoenix Metro Area Projects
Loop 101 Price Freeway Projects
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in cooperation with the Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA) has initiated a Design Concept Report (DCR) and
environmental study to evaluate the addition of one general-purpose travel lane
in each direction on a six-mile stretch of Loop 101 (Price Freeway) from the US 60
(Superstition Freeway) to the Loop 202 (Santan Freeway).
Growing traffic demand has caused the Loop 101 corridor to become increasingly
congested during the morning and evening peak travel periods, and traffic volume
projections indicate the congestion will worsen in the future. This study of additional
general-purpose travel lanes in each direction would increase the freeway capacity
and help alleviate increased levels of traffic congestion in the future.
The DCR will evaluate the potential impacts of providing the additional travel
lanes and includes preliminary design. Potential environmental impacts will be
documented in an environmental document following the requirements of the
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This study is a component of the Maricopa
Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan Freeway Program.
During this initial phase (also known as scoping), you are encouraged to provide
study-related comments and questions so they can be addressed in the Initial
Design Concept Report and draft environmental document. The study team will be analyzing the following three alternatives:
- No Build (or no action-the freeway remains as it is today)
- Alternative 1: Full with general-purpose travel lane in each direction
- Alternative 2: General-purpose travel lane widening with reduced lane and/or shoulder widths, as needed
Additional alternatives may be considered based on study-related comments and
Submit comments by October 24, 2014 for consideration in the Design Concept Report
and Environmental Document.
Our Valley Freeway System is part of the 2004 voter-approved Regional Transportation Plan. We are working hard with our transit partners to implement the voters' vision and are committed to quality, safety, open communication with our neighbors, and minimal inconvenience to the traveling public.