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The 90-day comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway ends this week on July 24.
Allison Hurtado’s article, “Freeways have economic benefits” (AFN, June 25), demonstrates the myopic view proponents have of the proposed South Mountain Loop 202. For proponents, there are only benefits to consider, never costs. While there may be benefits attributable to this proposed project, there certainly are costs, and it is these costs that must be carefully considered in the process of deciding should the freeway be built or not.
A last-ditch effort to gain approval from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to go on tribal land instead of down Pecos Road has failed.
There was an impressive turnout at the Foothills Golf Club Tuesday night when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) hosted a final community forum on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) of the South Mountain Freeway.
There have been many articles on the proposed Loop 202, pros and cons.
Members of the South Mountain Citizen’s Advisory Team (SMCAT) have until July 24 to submit the official recommendation from its group on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
Individuals for and against the Loop 202 freeway expansion trickled in and out of the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday and offered passionate pleas to panel members as the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a day-long public hearing on the South Mountain Freeway.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Village Planning Committee is preparing to defend Ahwatukee residents’ quality of life during construction of the South Mountain Freeway, should it go down Pecos Road.
Residents of Laveen are ready for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to be built.
Editor’s note: This is part one of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Now that the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway expansion has been released, local environmentalists are planning to use the 90-day comment period to tear it apart.
The Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway was released on April 26, but as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) continues to study putting the freeway down Pecos Road a group of Gila River Indian Community Landowners are stuck waiting for answers as their initiative — which could make it possible for the freeway to go on tribal land — is stalled by the Tribal Council.
The long-awaited Draft Environmental Impact Study for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway will be released today and available for review and comment over the next 90 days.
It has been three years since members of the South Mountain Citizens Advisory Team (SMCAT) got together, but on Monday the group will reconvene to discuss air quality before the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS).
The Montessori Exploratory Committee has moved forward in its year-long proposal to build a stand-alone Montessori high school within Tempe Union, gaining added support from parents.
There’s still time for the public to give comment on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Tentative five-year plan.
The tribal council for the Gila River Indian Community is sending the GRIC Landowners initiative — which could move the Loop 202 Freeway off the Pecos Road Alignment — to be investigated by tribal police before it decides if the initiative will be accepted as is or go to a public vote.
At three public meetings this week anti-freeway demonstrators spoke out about the possible Loop 202 extension through South Mountain, citing environmental and cultural impacts the freeway would have on the surrounding area.
East Valley chambers of commerce will be watching for bills related to unemployment benefits burden of proof, initiative reform, sales tax reform, the budget, and the federal health care system during the 2013 legislative session, according to the Dorn Policy Group.
The Sierra Club has listed the Loop 202 Freeway extension as one of the worst transportation projects in the U.S. in 2012.
The signatures needed to rescind the results of a February tribal election, when the Gila River Indian Community voted “No Build” for the Loop 202, have been verified.
Several youth from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) showed up in anti-Loop 202 T-shirts and masks to the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Public Policy meeting on Friday to show opposition for the meeting’s presenter.
Some members of the Gila River Indian Community will meet for a relay run and march to show solidarity in opposition against the Loop 202 Freeway this weekend.
The development group responsible for bringing together the GRIC Landowners, the group fighting for the Loop 202 extension to go on tribal land, say their project and ultimate goal for the community has very little to do with whether or not the freeway extension is built.
Local musicians are coming together to raise awareness of the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway extension on or near the Gila River Indian Community.