Arizona Department of Transportation will host two public meetings on the new 4-mile Extension of the Loop 303 next week.
This extension will extend the Loop 303 south from Van Buren Street to MC 85, and to the future State Route 30 which could connect with the Loop 202 if constructed. ADOT plans to make presentations about the project, and will allow time for comments and questions.
A meeting in person will take place on Wednesday, May 10, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the Desert Edge High School Cafeteria located at 15778 W. Yuma Road. The details of a virtual meeting that will take place on Thursday, May 11, starting at 6 pm can be found here. ADOT will upload the presentation on the project website before the meetings for those who cannot attend.
ADOT has announced that the Loop 303 section will be elevated above cross streets and Union Pacific Railroad.
The extension will include, among others, new diamond traffic interchanges (intersections with multiple lanes) and frontage roads.
According to ADOT's fact sheet, construction is expected to begin on the new 4-mile loop 303 extension in 2025. It will take approximately three years to complete.
In recent years, the Loop 303 has helped relieve traffic on the heavily congested Interstate 10 as well as spurring economic development. The Loop 303 has been a major industrial corridor for Goodyear and Glendale, and once built could house nearly 100 million square foot of warehouse space.
ADOT also plans to extend the Loop 303 on the proposed State Route 30 which will eventually stretch from State Route 85 Buckeye to Interstate 17 Phoenix, and serve as a relief route for I-10.
But SR 30 depends on the passage of the Maricopa County.50 cent sales tax or Proposition 400. This was vetoed previously by the former Governor. Doug Ducey vetoed the half-cent sales tax in Maricopa County last year.