Three major freeways serve the needs of our community: The Santan Freeway (202), that opened Nov. 17, 2003, goes from west to east; the Price Freeway (101) from north to south; and Interstate-10 sits at the western edge of the City.
Planning for the Santan Freeway (Loop 202) has been under way for over a dozen years. Freeway location alternatives were first identified by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in a 1987 Location/Design Study and finalized in a subsequent Design Concept Report (1988) and General Plan (1993).
ADOT held a series of public hearings to solicit public comments regarding decisions about the freeway’s horizontal and vertical profile and the location of sound walls. The first meetings were held in the late 1980's. Based on the input provided at these meetings, a Draft Environmental Assessment was developed. The Environmental Assessment was updated through a series of public meet