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PHOENIX - VALLEY OF THE SUN
The Phoenix area rivals most metropolitan regions for navigational simplicity.  Almost all streets and neighborhoods of Phoenix and surrounding cities follow a traditional and very consistent grid pattern in 1 mile increments.   Central Avenue (north/south) and Washington Street (east/west) are the “zero point” intersection. All the numbered north/south roads west of Central are called “avenue, drive, or lane.” Numbered roads east of Central are called “street, place, or way.” The following high-speed freeways facilitate traffic movement:

LOCAL AND STATE ROUTES

•Interstate 17 (North/South through Phoenix turning North to Flagstaff)
•Interstate 10 (enters Phoenix East/West turning South to Tucson)
•U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway through East Valley)
•State Route 51 (Piestawa Peak Parkway to Northeast Valley)
•Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway provides a beltway through East Valley)
•Loop 101 (Provides a beltway around major quadrants of  East and West Valley)
•Loop 303 (Phoenix bypass from I-10 to SR 74)
•State Highway 87 (Beeline Highway links East Valley with Fountain Hills turning North East to Payson)


STATEWIDE TRAVEL

Arizona Department of Transportation
General Inquiries
602.712.7355
www.azdot.gov

Arizona Roadway Conditions
Dial 511
www.az511.com/traffic