Loop 202 (Santan Freeway), Loop 101 to Val Vista Drive


The Arizona Department of Transportation has initiated a project to widen and make other improvements to the Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) between Loop 101 (Price Freeway) and Val Vista Drive in the city of Chandler and town of Gilbert. 

The purpose of this project is to improve traffic capacity on Loop 202 to address growing traffic demands in the southeast Valley and relieve traffic congestion on Loop 202 during the morning and evening peak travel periods. Maricopa County isn one of the fastest growing regions in the United States, with the population expected to increase by nearly 30 percent between 2020 and 2040. Traffic volume projections indicate congestion will worsen in the future due to growth in the region. 

Project Elements

  • Adding two general purpose lanes in each direction on Loop 202 from Loop 101 to Gilbert Road
  • Adding one general purpose lane in each direction from Gilbert Road to Val Vista Drive
  • Widening exit ramps from one to two lanes 
  • Adding noise walls in some locations
  • Widening overpass bridges 
  • Reconstructing the eastbound Arizona Avenue on-ramp and bridge

Project Area

Loop 202 to Val Vista Drive Loop 101 Project Map


  • The project is currently in the design phase. 
  • The project is currently scheduled to begin construction in mid-to late 2025. 

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