Newsletters (Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway)

Newsletters (Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway)

Information related to the construction schedule, traffic alerts, detours and restrictions/closures can be found in this section. If you live or travel near the project, be sure to sign up for updates and alerts. To learn about meetings and events, please visit the Outreach page.

Highlights of a completed project

What began as the “Southwest Loop Highway” in 1983 turned into the Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway), which was completed in 2020. The Arizona Department of Transportation, together with the Federal Highway Administration, its agency partners and local and regional stakeholders, worked through the environmental process for nearly 30 years. After four years of construction, the freeway provides the much needed route to connect the east and west sides of Greater Phoenix.

SMF Final Newsletter

English and Spanish versions available

Look back:

June 2019 newsletter | Spanish
September 2018 newsletter | Spanish
January 2018 newsletter in English and Spanish
August 2017 newsletter | Spanish
January 2017 newsletter | Spanish


Live or travel near the project? Visit the Alerts, Detours and Closures page for weekly traffic restrictions.

South Mountain Freeway Line Map with Segments 2019