State Route 30 Active Transportation Conceptual Plan

Man and woman riding bicycles on bikepath
Photo courtesy: Toole Design

Project Background

MAG in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) have been studying a proposed freeway in the Southwest Valley known as State Route 30 (Tres Rios Freeway). SR 30 would initially connect Loop 202 to Loop 303 and serve as an alternate route to Interstate 10 and traverses through the cities of Goodyear, Avondale, and Phoenix. The project spans about 13 miles and roughly follows the Rio Salado and the Lower Gila River. It would connect to the future Loop 303 freeway near the intersection of Lower Buckeye Road and Cotton Lane, and to the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway near Broadway Road.

MAG is seeking input to help develop a vision for alternative transportation options along the future SR 30. Survey results will help inform development of a vision and conceptual plans for an active transportation facility alongside SR 30.

State Route 30 Active Transportation Conceptual Plan Map
Transportation Planning Project Manager
Kay Bork
SR 30 Active Transportation Conceptual Plan logo

State Route 30 Active Transportation Survey #2

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is seeking your input to help develop a preferred concept for an active transportation facility along the future State Route (SR) 30 freeway. This survey is anonymous and will take you approximately 12 minutes to complete. Results from this survey will inform the selection of a preferred concept. The survey will close on December 12, 2022.

The survey is closed.

State Route 30 Active Transportation Survey #1 Results

A public survey was conducted to help create a vision and goals for the project. The survey was open from August 11, 2022, to September 5, 2022. A summary of the SR 30 survey results is below.

349 people participated in the survey
live or work in project area
at least somewhat familiar with SR 30 freeway
ride a bicycle at least once a month
75% interested
Experiences when traveling through the project area today...
automobile traffic and congestion was number one
  1. Automobile traffic and congestion
  2. Speeding motorists and safety concerns
  3. Lack of bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  4. Navigational and access challenges
  5. Recreational and natural amenities to enjoy
Top Concerns anticipated in the project area when the SR 30 Freeway is built
high volume of automobiles highest concern at 46%
Future Vision for the SR 30 Freeway and project area…
improved traffic flow was number one
  1. Improved traffic flow, access, and community connections
  2. Dedicated places to walk and bike
  3. Landscaping and connection to natural amenities
  4. Noise and barriers made by the freeway mitigated
Percent of Respondents Comfortable with Different Facility Types
paved multi-use trail at 86%
Three most important elements to consider for adding active transportation
separation from automobile traffic at 74%