White Tank Freeway

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White Tank Freeway
Route information
Status: unbuilt
Major junctions
West end: I-11 in Buckeye
  US 60 in Surprise
East end: US 60 / Loop 303 in Surprise
Highway system

The White Tank Freeway is a planned freeway in the far northwest region of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, currently under study by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to address expected long-term growth and development in the area. If constructed, the roadway would serve as a controlled-access expressway connecting Loop 303 in Surprise with the planned alignment of future Interstate 11 adjacent to the Hassayampa River. The freeway is named after the nearby White Tank Mountains.[1]

Route description[edit]

The exact route of the freeway has yet to be determined, but the corridor currently under study by ADOT has the western terminus at the planned alignment of the Hassayampa Freeway (I-11) along the Hassayampa River near the Volvo Proving Grounds, approximately 15 miles (24 km) north of the planned I-10/I-11 interchange. From I-11 the route would run roughly eastward through northwestern Surprise, intersecting with Grand Avenue (US 60) at Jomax Road. From there, the freeway would replace the existing at-grade alignment of Grand Avenue and run concurrently until terminating at Loop 303.[2]

Exit list[edit]

This exit list is based on preliminary studies, and may not be the final design plan. The entire route is in Maricopa County.

Location mi km Exit Destinations[3] Notes
Buckeye I-11 (Hassayampa Freeway) Proposed western terminus
323rd Avenue Proposed interchange
Hidden Waters Parkway Proposed interchange
Turner Parkway / Desert Oasis Boulevard Proposed interchange
Douglas Ranch Road Proposed interchange
Surprise 243rd Parkway Proposed interchange
227th Avenue Proposed interchange
211th Avenue Proposed interchange
US 60 west (Grand Avenue) / 187th Avenue Proposed interchange, concurrency with US 60 begins
163rd Avenue Proposed interchange
Loop 303 (Bob Stump Memorial Parkway) / US 60 east (Grand Avenue) Proposed eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Interstate 11 (PDF) (Map). Maricopa Association of Governments. 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Hassayampa Framework Study (PDF) (Map). Maricopa Association of Governments. 2007. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.bqaz.org/pdf/has/rep/Chapter%206%20-%20Alternatives%20Analysis%20-%20Hassayampa%20Framework%20Study.pdf