After more than 30 years of planning, many Ahwatukee Foothills residents still have questions about the proposed South Mountain Freeway and as the environmental review process is coming to a close, an Ahwatukee nonprofit hopes to provide some clarity.
No day is the same for Dr. Forrest “Dell” Moore, the head of the trauma program at Chandler Regional Hospital and Ahwatukee Foothills resident, but even with the stress of caring for any number of patients with any number of injuries, this is something he has planned for years.
I live in Lakewood very near the intersection of 32nd Street and Pecos Road. The Loop 202 debate has been going on for years but on Sept 26 the final Environmental Impact Study (EIS) was released and I took note that this is becoming a reality. I read the information online and called the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to inquire about the impact the highway would have on my neighborhood. I learned that none of the houses in my area were in the right of way, but I could not imagine how an eight-lane highway with a median, appropriate shoulders, and a sound wall barrier could possibly fit in the existing space.
In the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that was released by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) just last Friday, Sept. 26, there is an embarrassing typo in the last section of Volume 1 that displays the list of “major contributors” in the 500-page document. This error stands out because the contributor has a high profile position with ADOT. This individual is a community relations manager and he has also been a frequent spokesperson for the proposed South Mountain Freeway. His name is Timothy Tait and in the column that displays “Years/Experience” on the Preparers page (PRE -3) it shows 153. How can anyone have 153 years of experience?
Several volunteers from Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children took the opportunity to voice their concerns about the South Mountain Freeway during the Phoenix City Council meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Members of the non-profit group PARC (Protecting Arizona Resources and Children) will make a series of three-minute presentations to the Phoenix City Council at the Oct. 1 meeting during the time for Citizen Comments, starting at 2:45 p.m.
Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along sections of Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 26-29), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while these scheduled restrictions are in place:
Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along sections of Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 19-22), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while these scheduled restrictions are in place:
Due to last Monday’s huge storm, it actually rained on the inside of our house for awhile. Water found a way between floors and began to stream through the ceiling on the first floor while leaving soggy carpet in the room directly above. And I had just been feeling confident because our pool hadn’t overflowed.
There are 49 new homes proposed for a subdivision at the western end of Ahwatukee Foothills, but if the South Mountain Freeway is built as currently proposed, all of those lots will need to be purchased by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?