Frontage roads to open along Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

Two sections of 59th Avenue to become one-way roads as project advances

PHOENIX – Two sections of 59th Avenue along the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will soon become one-way streets as new frontage roads open.

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 19, 59th Avenue will carry only northbound traffic between Lower Buckeye and Buckeye roads. A new frontage road on the west side of the future freeway will carry southbound traffic.

In November, a similar traffic switch will occur on 59th Avenue between Roosevelt and Van Buren streets. 59th Avenue will be open only for southbound drivers and a new frontage road on the east side of the future freeway will carry northbound traffic.

One-way frontage roads will run along the freeway in each direction from Lower Buckeye Road to Roosevelt Street. Two-way traffic will continue on 51st and 67th avenues.

The Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is scheduled to be open to traffic by the end of the year with construction activities continuing into 2020. It will provide a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and a much-needed alternative to I-10 through downtown Phoenix.

For information on the project and to sign up for project updates, please visit SouthMountainFreeway.com. For additional current and planned construction information, click on the Construction Info tab.