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ADOT Study To Improve I-10 Broadway Curve

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A view of the Interstate 10's Broadway Curve from KJZZ's studio in Tempe.

One of the most congested segments in the Phoenix-area freeway system is being studied for improvements.

The 11-mile portion of the Broadway Curve along Interstate 10 from Interstate 17 and Santan Loop 202 is being considered for expansion in order to alleviate traffic bottlenecks near Sky Harbor Airport.

“Without improvements we’re going to see increased traffic congestion so this potential project addresses some of that future growth we are anticipating in the Valley,” said Dustin Krugel, an Arizona Department of Transportation spokesperson.

To find solutions that will make drivers happy, according to Krugel, the agency needs feedback from the community. The deadline for submitting written comments on ADOT’s web site is Monday, April 1. 

ADOT expects to release its plans this summer and construction is expected to begin in 2021. 

Isabella Hulsizer is a junior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. Hulsizer teaches a class on college readiness at Arizona State University. She has always had a passion for journalism, stemming from her love of making others feel heard.Hulsizer is a Chandler native with tons of pride for all Arizona sports, despite their track record.In her free time, she enjoys hiking, discovering new music, and testing out new coffee shops. She loves all things glitter, and has no shame advocating for the Oxford comma.