New Loop 303 frontage roads open near I-10 in Goodyear

Roadways replace older section of Cotton Lane north of Van Buren Street

GOODYEAR – Crews working to build the last phase of the Loop 303/Interstate 10 traffic interchange in Goodyear have reached another milestone.

New stretches of separate north- and southbound Loop 303 frontage roads between McDowell Road and Van Buren Street opened to traffic as scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 19, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Technically, the new frontage roads still represent the stretch of Cotton Lane between McDowell and Van Buren. They now serve local traffic traveling north and south through the area of the larger freeway-to-freeway traffic interchange connecting Loop 303 and I-10.

The Loop 303 “Cotton Lane” frontage roads are located on either side of a new stretch of Loop 303 that’s under construction as part of the $63.5 million project to build the “south half” of the interchange with Interstate 10.

The entire interchange project, including elevated freeway-to-freeway ramps, is scheduled for completion by November. Work on the job started in February 2016.

The Loop 303/I-10 Interchange Final Phase project is part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan approved by county voters in 2004. Funding sources include a countywide half-cent sales tax for transportation projects and the Phoenix region’s share of federal highway funds.