South Mountain Freeway open house May 22 on potential 32nd Street interchange

Attendees also can get construction updates from freeway developer

I-10 and 32nd Street Traffic Interchange RenderingPHOENIX – An open house Tuesday, May 22, in Ahwatukee will allow attendees to view renderings and provide feedback on a 32nd Street traffic interchange the Arizona Department of Transportation is considering for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.

ADOT and project representatives will be available from 6-8 p.m. in the Desert Vista High School cafeteria at 16440 S. 32nd St., Phoenix.

While there will be no formal presentation, attendees will be able to speak one-on-one with project staff about the 32nd Street interchange environmental study, which began in February. They also can complete a questionnaire.

In addition, representatives of Connect 202 Partners, the developer building the freeway, will be available to answer construction-related questions.

For those unable to attend, there are still plenty of ways to provide feedback through June 4, including:

A similar open house is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, in Laveen regarding a South Mountain Freeway interchange being considered at Ivanhoe Street.

The latest project information is available via the project website at SouthMountainFreeway.com, email and text updates (click “Subscribe for Updates” on the project website), and the project hotline numbers (1.855.763.5202, or para Español, 623.239.4558).

The 22-mile freeway, expected to open by late 2019, will provide a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and a much-needed alternative to Interstate 10 through downtown Phoenix. Approved by Maricopa County voters in 1985 and again in 2004 as part of a comprehensive regional transportation plan, the South Mountain Freeway will complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system in the Valley.

For more information, visit SouthMountainFreeway.com.