Why has the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) ended the communications road on questions raised about how monies were spent on vacant lot acquisitions in the Calabera subdivision for the proposed South Mountain Freeway Loop 202?
It has been almost a year since the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway. ADOT is still saying it expects a decision to be made on the project by the end of 2014.
Preserving Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC), the group fighting the proposed Loop 202 freeway extension along the southern portion of the Ahwatukee Foothills to connect the East and West Valleys, is co-sponsoring a 5K fundraising walk on Saturday.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is reaching out to industry leaders through a Request for Information to gather perspective and feedback on constructing the South Mountain Freeway as a public-private partnership.
Like the old saying goes, “timing is everything,” and unfortunately here is a vivid example that impacts all of us who live in Arizona. This deals with ADOT and their lack of stewardship on the monies earmarked for the proposed SMF on Pecos Road.
From my records, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce (AFCC) endorsed a “No Action” (don’t build) position by its final vote as members of the South Mountain Citizens Advisory Team (SMCAT) in August of 2013. Their were 18 members of the SMCAT that voted for either a “build” or “don’t build” and of that number there were 11 members that voted for a “don’t build” and our chamber was one of them.
The tone of the discussion at the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board meeting concerning the South Mountain Freeway was very different from the discussion two weeks earlier. At the Nov. 6 meeting, the board voted two in favor, one opposed and one abstaining from voting against the Loop 202 Freeway.
One of the least publicized, but most significant results so far for the South Mountain Freeway (SMF) project is the final results of the SMCAT, or SMF Citizens Advisory Team. This team, picked by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), is a diverse group of organizations affected by the project and is intended to provide extensive public involvement and ongoing opportunities for community members to express opinions and concerns, a key component of the study process.
Closures for freeway improvement projects in the Phoenix area will be limited this weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A stretch of southbound Loop 202 near US 60 in east Mesa will be closed for resurfacing work. Drivers are asked to plan ahead and use alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:
Earnhardt Auto Centers will break ground for its new Earnhardt Chandler Cadillac store on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. The groundbreaking will take place in the Chandler 202 Auto Mall at Gilbert Road and Loop 202.
My wife and I have lived in the Lakewood community in Ahwatukee for 18 1/2 years. When we moved here in 1995 we still had an 8-year-old daughter living with us. She entered third grade at Kyrene de los Lagos, completing fourth and fifth grades there. She went through sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Akimel and graduated from Desert Vista in 2004.