Arizona Loop 303 What's Going on with Construction?
Currently the Loop 303 extends for more than 21 miles from Interstate 10 in Goodyear to Happy Valley Parkway in Peoria. It is two lanes from Interstate 10 to US 60 (Grand Ave) and a four lane divided highway from US 60 (Grand Ave) to Happy Valley Parkway.
Loop 303 is slated for improvements for more than 40 miles through the West Valley. Loop 303 will ultimately extend from the proposed State Route 801 a few miles south of I-10 to Interstate 17 (Black Canyon Freeway) near Loan Mountain Road, 2 miles south of State Route 74 (Carefree Highway).
The plan is to construct three general purpose lanes in each direction between I-10 and I-17 by year 2017. There is an interim project that will connect I-17 to the northern section of Loop 303 in 2012.
One-way frontage roads will be added at the new freeway to freeway interchange between Loop 303 and I-10 and also between Northern and Peoria Avenues. A a Northern Parkway interchange is planned for this area.
The design concept and environmental study for this portion account for the future expansion of Loop 303 by adding a fourth lane and a HOV lane in each direction as funding permits.
In 2006, the State Transportation Board allocated $22 million from the Statewide Acceleration Needs (STAN) account to advance several improvements along Loop 303 in Surprise. The work will include construction of a bridge at Bell Road over Loop 303 and a temporary at-grade intersection on the west side of the existing Loop 303 roadway. The interchange is scheduled to be completed in 2010.
There are plans at Cactus and Waddell roads, to improve driver safety and reduce possible impacts of future Loop 303 construction on cross streets and adjoining development.
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City of Surprise-Bell Road improvements
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