In 1983 The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) began planning studies for the Phoenix metropolitan area that identify corridors for an integrated freeway network. The South Mountain Transportation Corridor was defined as a roughly two-mile wide corridor from I-10 near 51st Avenue, around South Mountain, to I-10 near Chandler Boulevard.
The result of these 25 year plus studies, better known as Freeway Loop 202 or simply South Mountain Freeway, is still merely a proposal. The Gila River Indian Community has come out in opposition to the freeway. Many community and environental groups have expressed extreme opposition to the proposal of the freeway.
For a clear outlook of what the process of this freeway has looked like please see our Current Timeline page. Throughout the other pages you can find different resources to learn more about the freeway proposal. We will also be listing times of public meetings as they are announced.