Arizona State Route 30
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|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.
In October 2016, it was announced that ADOT was exploring the possibility of building SR 30 as a toll road to accelerate its construction. The toll feasibility study is expected to take six months.
|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
- "2006 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Arizona Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-06-25. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
- Holstege, Sean (2009-10-29). "Valley freeway projects shelved". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2009-11-04.
- "ADOT taking closer look at toll road options in Phoenix area". KPNX-TV. October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
- Arizona Department of Transportation (January 21, 2015). "SR 30: Potential Alignment Alternatives" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2016.
- Arizona Department of Transportation (January 21, 2015). "State Route 30 Public Information Meeting" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2016.