State Route 143 in Arizona
State Route 143 or SR-143 is a short state route and freeway in the U.S. state of Arizona. The highway forms a north-south route in the city of Phoenix, between Interstate 10 and the Loop 202 beltway. The road is known as the Hohokam Expressway and is 6 kilometers long.
State Route 143 is located east of downtown Phoenix and east of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The interstate begins at an interchange with Interstate 10 and heads north with 2 to 3 lanes in each direction. Half way is a connection to the airport and Walk 202 towards Mesa. This is followed by the actual interchange with Loop 202, after which State Route 143 ends at an intersection with McDowell Road.
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The history of the Hohokam Expressway dates back to the 1960s, when the first highway plan for Phoenix was developed, which included a north-south route east of Downtown Phoenix and the airport. This also included part of the Piestewa Freeway (SR-51). The road was originally constructed as a parkway with traffic lights, but it no longer suited the rapid growth of the suburb of Tempe, and later Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert. A grade separated intersection at University Drive was built in 1985, but it is only sized for 2×2 lanes. Ultimately, the highway was built in 1991 and 1992.
|Exit 0 Broadway Road||46,000|
|Exit 2 University Drive||82,000|
|Exit 3B Sky Harbor Boulevard||34,000|
|Exit 4 Washington Street||14,000|
State Route 169 in Arizona
State Route 169 is a state route in the U.S. state of Arizona. The road forms a short connection between Dewey and Camp Verde in the middle of the state. The road is 24 kilometers long.
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State Route 169 is primarily a connection between the Prescott region and Interstate 17. The road runs from State Route 69 at the hamlet of Dewey to I-17 southwest of Camp Verde. The road is single-lane and runs over a plateau at 1,300 to 1,500 meters altitude, with the Black Hills to the north.
State Route 169 was created in 1971. Presumably the road was newly constructed at the time as access to the I-17.
Every day, 3,700 to 5,500 vehicles use State Route 169.
State Route 177 in Arizona
State Route 177 is a state route in the U.S. state of Arizona. The road connects Winkelman and Superior, in the mountains southeast of Phoenix. State Route 177 is 51 kilometers long.
In the village of Winkelman, State Route 177 begins at State Route 77 and heads northwest along the base of a mountain range. Northwest of Kearny is large scale mining along the way. The road first leads through a valley of a small river, then over a 1,100 meter high mountain pass. In Superior, State Route 177 ends at a grade-separated junction with US 60.
State Route 177 was created in 1953. It is actually a branch of State Route 77. The Ray mine along State Route 177 is one of the most important copper mines in the United States.
1,900 to 2,800 vehicles use State Route 177 every day.
State Route 179 in Arizona
State Route 179 is a state route in the U.S. state of Arizona. The road connects the town of Sedona with Interstate 17 and is 14 miles long.
State Route 179 between Village of Oak Creek and Sedona.
The road begins at 1,200 meters in the desert at a junction with Interstate 17 and then heads north. The first section to Village of Oak Creek is single lane, between Village of Oak Creek and Sedona the road has 2×2 lanes and offers beautiful views of the mountains around Sedona. The road ends at a roundabout with State Route 89A.
State Route 179 was created in 1962 as a new access road to Sedona. The road originally began at Camp Verde, but the southern portion was handed over to the county after Interstate 17 was completed. Around 2008, the road doubled to 2×2 lanes between Village of Oak Creek and Sedona.
State Route 179 has some importance for Arizona tourism, from the Phoenix area it is the fastest route to Oak Creek Canyon which runs from Sedona to Flagstaff.
Every day, 5,500 to 8,200 vehicles travel from I-17 to Village of Oak Creek and 10,000 to 13,000 vehicles continue to Sedona.