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Wednesday 10/19/2016
$188,000-a-day levy hangs over freeway opponents in court fight
Posted: October 19, 2016

The Arizona Department of Transportation has asked that South Mountain Freeway opponents be required to post a bond of $188,000 for each day their appeal of a judge’s ruling keeps the project on ice.

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Friday 10/14/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Oct. 14-17)
Posted: October 14, 2016

Plan for restrictions on Loop 202 Santan, I-10 in West Valley, SR 347 north of Maricopa

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Saturday 10/08/2016
Phoenix mayor expresses sympathy for, doubts about Ahwatukee Lakes and Club West problems
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Mayor Greg Stanton expressed his sympathy for homeowners at two Ahwatukee golf-course communities, but expressed strong doubts that at least one of them would ever again be a home for fairways and greens.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Freeway injunction would cost taxpayers ‘millions,’ government lawyers say
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

The legal fight over the South Mountain Freeway escalated last week as federal and state attorneys raised the specter of mounting costs to taxpayers if a judge halts its construction. The possible delay in construction would occur while opponents appeal the judge’s ruling against them.

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11 miles of sound walls, other freeway design plans rolled out by ADOT
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

Nearly 500 Ahwatukee residents turned out Aug. 27 to see what the South Mountain Freeway had in store for them.

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Ahwatukee group opposed to freeway marks 10-year anniversary
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

It wasn’t the happiest of birthdays for its members, but Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children marked a milestone last week amid a flurry of activity around the target of its ire.

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Tribe ramps up freeway fight over sacred mountain
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

Native Americans are escalating their fight against the South Mountain Freeway with a “peaceful resistance camp” on the Gila River Indian Community side of the mountain.

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Sunday 10/02/2016
Feds speed up safety for self-driving cars as 3 crash in Chandler
Posted: October 02, 2016


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Friday 09/30/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Sept. 30-Oct. 3)
Posted: September 30, 2016

Plan for I-10 restrictions in West Valley, Loop 202 West closure in Mesa

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ADOT says South Mountain Freeway will save motorists time and money
Updated: October 12, 2016 - 1:58 pm

As it continues pre-construction work for the South Mountain Freeway, the Arizona Department of Transportation last week issued a news release that said I-10 motorists will save as much as 25 minutes commuting between the East and West Valley.

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Feds pondering jump over states on driverless car laws
Posted: September 30, 2016

The federal government got into the debate over driverless vehicles last week, proposing new regulations and model legislation aimed at smoothing the development of the high-tech cars and heading off a state-by-state patchwork of laws for them.

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Tuesday 09/27/2016
Native Americans ejected from South Mountain Freeway meeting
Updated: October 03, 2016 - 9:21 am


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Friday 09/23/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Sept. 23-26)
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 10:30 am

Loop 101, I-10 restrictions set in West Valley for pavement improvements

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Roadside memorials hold their ground, are allowed to remain
Posted: September 23, 2016

Hundreds if not thousands of people drive past a touching roadside memorial to “Kathy” near Baseline and Kyrene roads in Tempe, and probably very few even notice it.

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Sunday 09/18/2016
An open letter to the Arizona Department of Transportation and Connect 202 Partners
Updated: September 29, 2016 - 9:35 am

Thank you for reaching out to the public for input on the upcoming South Mountain Freeway. I am writing you as a citizen who lives in the area and will be impacted firsthand by this freeway.  We all understand this freeway is coming “for better or worse,” but I’m glad to see you’ll do everything within your power to make it “for better.”

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Thursday 09/15/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Sept. 16-19)
Posted: September 15, 2016

Plan ahead for closures or restrictions along Loop 101, I-10, Loop 202

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Club West group shuns litigation, decides to look for water or buy golf course
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 11:17 am

A group of Club West Golf Club homeowners will focus on buying their beleaguered golf course or finding a permanent source of cheaper water rather than pursue a court fight.

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Archaeological research along freeway path uncovered tiny bits of history, ADOT says
Updated: September 19, 2016 - 1:47 pm

Tiny bits of history were found along the 22-mile path of the planned South Mountain Freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Monday 09/12/2016
True Life official answers questions about consent form, other issues
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 11:27 am

Residents who receive mailed consent forms to change deed restrictions to allow development of Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club have expressed surprise and confusion over mention of nearby Ahwatukee Country Club on the form, as well.  

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Gila tribe approves appeal of federal judge’s freeway ruling
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 8:56 am

The Gila River Indian Community Council has voted unanimously to appeal a federal judge’s refusal to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway.

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