Arizona State Route 30

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State Route 30 marker

State Route 30
I-10 Reliever
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Major junctions
West end: Future I-11 in Palo Verde
  SR 85 in Buckeye
Loop 303 in Goodyear
East end: Loop 202 in Phoenix
Highway system
SR 24 I-40
SR 789 Arizona 801.svg SR 802

State Route 30 (SR 30), formerly State Route 801 (SR 801), also known as the I-10 Reliever, is a planned state highway in the southwest parts of Phoenix, Arizona, and nearby suburbs.

Route description[edit]

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: [2] I-17, SR30 intersection location

History[edit]

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.[3]

In October 2016, it was announced that ADOT was exploring the possibility of building SR 30 as a toll road to accelerate its construction.[4] The toll feasibility study is expected to take six months.

Exit list[edit]

Exit numbers have not yet been assigned. This exit list is based on preliminary studies, and may not be the final design plan.[5][6][7] The entire route is in Maricopa County.

Location mi km Destinations[5][6][7] Notes[5][6][7]
Palo Verde Future I-11 (Hassayampa Freeway) Planned terminus of western extension
Buckeye SR 85 Proposed interchange on western extension
Goodyear CR 85 Planned western terminus at an at-grade intersection
Cotton Lane Planned westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Sarival Avenue Planned westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Loop 303 (Bob Stump Memorial Parkway) Planned interchange
Bullard Avenue Planned interchange
Dysart Road Planned interchange
Avondale Boulevard Planned interchange
Estrella 107th Avenue Planned interchange
91st Avenue Planned interchange
83rd Avenue Planned interchange
67th Avenue Planned eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Laveen Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) Planned eastern terminus at a directional-T interchange
Phoenix I-17 north to I-10 Proposed interchange on eastern extension
I-17 south to I-10 / SR 51 / SR 143 Proposed terminus of eastern extension
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

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