Arizona State Route 30
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (August 2008)|
|Maintained by ADOT|
|West end:||Future I‑11 in Palo Verde|
| SR 85 in Buckeye
Loop 303 in Goodyear
|East end:||Loop 202 in Phoenix|
The freeway will be broken into two sections. Its Eastern segment will connect the Southern Terminus of Loop 303 with the South Mountain leg of Loop 202, while the Western segment will connect Loop 303 to Arizona State Route 85. The "30 Freeway" is planned as a controlled-access freeway to relieve heavy traffic congestion experienced along Interstate 10 in the area. There is also a study for the state route 30 to intersect with interstate 17 at the Durango curve: CENTRAL PHOENIX TRANSPORTATION FRAMEWORK STUDY Page 12:  I-17, SR30 intersection location
In November 2004, voters in Maricopa County approved an extension to an existing sales tax funding transportation improvements. A significant portion of those funds will go toward improvements of I-10, which experiences significant volumes of traffic in the southwest part of the Phoenix metro area. However, rapid growth in the neighboring communities of Avondale, Buckeye, and Goodyear is expected to worsen the congestion on the interstate in spite of improvements, necessitating the construction of a reliever route.
Although no construction has begun for the route, planning documents have identified a study area running roughly 5 miles (8.0 km) south of and parallel to I-10 through largely undeveloped land. In addition to reducing commuter traffic on I-10, SR 30 will run near the industrial and warehouse district in southwest Phoenix, allowing the significant truck traffic that services these districts to avoid commuter traffic, and as such is envisioned as an alternate truck route eventually connecting to Loop 303, SR 85, and the planned alignment of future Interstate 11.
In response to a projected budget shortfall of $6.6 billion brought on by the recession, the Maricopa Association of Governments voted to suspend funding to numerous projects during a meeting on October 28, 2009. While not removing the freeway from the long-term regional transportation plan, the removal of the funding will effectively postpone the construction of the route until at least 2026. The plan had originally indicated a construction timeline between 2021 and 2025.
This exit list is based on preliminary studies, and may not be the final design plan. The entire route is in Maricopa County.
|Palo Verde||Future I‑11 (Hassayampa Freeway)||Planned western terminus|
|Buckeye||SR 85||Planned interchange|
|Goodyear||Loop 303 (Bob Stump Memorial Parkway)||Planned interchange|
|Phoenix||Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway)||Planned eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "2006 ADOT Highway Log". Arizona Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- Holstege, Sean (2009-10-29). "Valley freeway projects shelved". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2009-11-04.