Arizona DOT Sets Loop 101 Expansion in Scottsdale

Staff | September 28, 2010

Scottsdale, Ariz.— The Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing to advertise for bids on a $70-million project to expand the capacity of the often-congested Loop 101 freeway in Scottsdale. Construction is to begin this summer on the project that will add a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane to the freeway in each direction between Princess Drive and Loop 202. The 15-mile stretch of freeway will also receive some two dozen additional ramp meters, more modern lighting, overhead message signs, and a series of closed circuit cameras, all to help traffic move more efficiently.

ADOT will keep all three lanes of traffic in each direction open as much as possible during the 18-month construction period, with lanes shifted to the outside shoulder as HOV lane construction takes place on the inside shoulder.