From chuckwallas to elephants: South Mountain Freeway by the numbers

By Tom Herrmann / ADOT Communications

SMF signThe South Mountain Freeway has been open less than one full month, but most drivers already refer to Arizona’s newest freeway by its number: 202. There are now three segments of the Loop 202 circling the Valley.

But to those involved in building Arizona’s largest-ever freeway construction project, other numbers are far more meaningful. With hard hats in hand, here are some of those numbers. Click on the figures to see pop-up photo examples from the past three years of construction. 

To see more photos from the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, check out the newest album on our Flickr page.