U.S. Route 60 in Arizona

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U.S. Route 60
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length369.30 mi [1] (594.33 km)
ExistedJune 8, 1931–present
Tourist
routes
Arizona Scenic Road Marker.svg GilaPinal Scenic Road [2]
US 80 (AZ historic).svg Historic US 80
Major junctions
West endI-10.svg I-10 near Quartzsite
 
East endUS 60.svg US 60 at New Mexico state line
Location
Counties La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal, Gila, Navajo, Apache
Highway system
  • Arizona State Highway System
Arizona 51.svg SR 51 SR 61 Arizona 61.svg
Arizona 347.svg SR 347 360 SR 364 Arizona 364.svg
View east along Route 60, Mesa Route60PhoenixAZ gobeirne.jpg
View east along Route 60, Mesa

U.S. Route 60 (US 60) is an east–west United States Highway within Arizona. The highway runs for 369 miles (594 km) from a junction with Interstate 10 near Quartzsite to the New Mexico State Line near Springerville. As it crosses the state, US 60 overlaps at various points: I-17, I-10, SR 77, SR 260, US 191, and US 180. Between Wickenburg and Phoenix, the route is known as Grand Avenue (or the Phoenix–Wickenburg Highway). From Tempe to Apache Junction, it is known as the Superstition Freeway.

Arizona U.S. state in the United States

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

In the U.S. state of Arizona, Interstate 10 (I‑10), the major east–west Interstate Highway in the United States Sun Belt, runs east from California, enters Arizona near the town of Ehrenberg and continues through Phoenix and Tucson and exits at the border with New Mexico near San Simon. The highway also runs through the cities of Casa Grande, Eloy and Marana. Segments of the highway are referred to as either the Papago Freeway, Inner Loop or Maricopa Freeway within the Phoenix area and the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway outside metro Phoenix.

New Mexico U.S. state in the United States

New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America; its capital and cultural center is Santa Fe, which was founded in 1610 as capital of Nuevo México, while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona; its other neighboring states are Oklahoma to the northeast, Texas to the east-southeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest. With a population around two million, New Mexico is the 36th state by population. With a total area of 121,592 sq mi (314,920 km2), it is the fifth-largest and sixth-least densely populated of the 50 states. Due to their geographic locations, northern and eastern New Mexico exhibit a colder, alpine climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer, arid climate.

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Route description

I-10 to Wickenburg

The western terminus of US 60 is located at an interchange with I-10 east of Quartzite. It heads northeast from this junction to Vicksburg Junction where it curves towards the east. It continues to the east to Hope where it intersects SR 72. East of Hope, the highway briefly curves towards the north-northeast before curving towards the northeast. It continues this direction until it reaches Aguila. The highway heads east to an intersection with SR 71 after passing through Aguila. US 60 continues towards the east until it reaches Wickenburg and an intersection with US 93. From Wickenburg, the highway heads towards the southeast towards Phoenix. It has an intersection with SR 74 in Morristown as it continues towards the southeast.

Hope, Arizona unincorporated community in La Paz County, Arizona, United States

Hope is a small unincorporated community in the deserts of La Paz County, Arizona, United States. Its name was inspired by the community's hope for increased business after merchants visited the town. Today, it consists of one RV park, one gas station, one church, and one antique store.

Arizona State Route 72 state highway La Paz County, Arizona, United States

State Route 72 is a 36.74-mile-long (59.13 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Arizona. It runs from SR 95 near Parker southeast to U.S. Route 60 in Hope. Along its route, the highway is mostly parallel to the Arizona and California Railroad and runs through the community of Bouse in desert terrain. The route was established in 1930 from its current eastern terminus all the way to the California state line, but was truncated in 1965. The route was completely paved by 1940.

Aguila, Arizona CDP in Arizona, United States

Aguila is a CDP in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 60 approximately 25 miles west of Wickenburg, or at approximately 50000 N. 510th Ave. Major economic activities include cantaloupe farming and formerly included mining. It uses the same street numbering system as Phoenix. As of the 2010 census, the population of Aguila was 798.

Grand Avenue

As US 60 enters the Phoenix metropolitan area, It intersects Loop 303 in Surprise where it becomes Grand Avenue as it continues southeast. It continues to a junction with Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in Peoria before heading through Glendale. The highway enters the Phoenix city limits and continues towards the southeast until it reaches an interchange with 27th Avenue near Thomas Road.

Phoenix metropolitan area Metropolitan area in Arizona, United States

The Phoenix Metropolitan Area – often referred to as the Valley of the Sun, the Salt River Valley, or Metro Phoenix – is a metropolitan area, centered on the city of Phoenix, that includes much of the central part of the U.S. State of Arizona. The United States Office of Management and Budget designates the area as the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), defining it as Maricopa and Pinal counties. As of the Census Bureau's 2017 population estimates, Metro Phoenix had 4,737,270 residents, making it the 11th largest Metropolitan Area in the nation by population. The gross domestic product of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area was $242 billion in 2017, 16th largest amongst metro areas in the United States.

Arizona State Route 303 state highway in Arizona, United States

Arizona State Route 303, also known as Loop 303 or Bob Stump Memorial Parkway and formerly called Estrella Freeway, is a freeway that serves the northwestern portion of the Phoenix area. The freeway, originally a two-lane rural highway, was maintained by Maricopa County in central Arizona serving the far western suburbs of the Phoenix metropolitan area until 2004 when the Arizona Department of Transportation again took the control of upgrading the interim road to a freeway. In 2004, it was renamed "Bob Stump Memorial Parkway" to honor former Arizona congressman Bob Stump.

Surprise, Arizona City in Arizona, United States of America

Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. The population was 30,848 at the 2000 census; however, rapid expansion has boosted the city's population to 117,517 at the 2010 census, an increase of 281%. As such, it is the second-fastest-expanding municipality in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and, between 1990 and 2000, it was the sixth-fastest-expanding place among all cities and towns in Arizona. Census estimates in 2017 continue this accelerated growth pattern, with the population now estimated at 134,085.

Improvements to the Grand Avenue portion of US 60, which were included in the Maricopa Association of Governments' 20-year Regional Transportation Plan, have been made. Among such improvements is the reducing of many of the busiest six-legged intersections to four-legged intersections by constructing overpasses, underpasses, and access roads.

Maricopa Association of Governments Council of Governments (COG)

Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional agency for the greater Maricopa region in Arizona, USA. This includes the Phoenix area and the neighboring urbanized area in Pinal County, containing the Town of Florence and City of Maricopa. When MAG was formed in 1967, the elected officials recognized the need for long-range planning and policy development on a regional scale. They realized that many issues such as transportation, air quality and human services affected residents beyond the borders of their individual jurisdictions.

US 60 Marker US 60 Marker.jpg
US 60 Marker

I-17/I-10 concurrencies

After briefly heading south along 27th Ave., US 60 turns left onto Thomas Rd. for 14 mile (0.40 km) until it reaches I-17. At I-17 the highway begins to run concurrently with I-17 towards the south. It passes through an I-10 interchange known as "The Stack." US 60 continues to run concurrent with I-17 around the Durango Curve and continues east until it again reaches I-10 at the interchange known as "The Split." US 60 begins to run concurrently towards the east with I-10 after the interchange. Along the freeway, US 60 passes along the south side of the airport and over a bridge traversing the Salt River. Once over the river, the freeway continues towards Tempe to an interchange with SR 143. The freeway curves back towards the south following the SR 143 interchange.

The Stack freeway interchange in Phoenix, Arizona

The Stack is a colloquialism used to describe the symmetrical, four-level stack interchange in Downtown Phoenix in the U.S. state of Arizona that facilitates movements between Interstate 17/U.S. Route 60 and Interstate 10.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a civil-military public airport 3 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is Arizona's largest and busiest airport, and among the largest commercial airports in the United States. In 2018, PHX served 44,943,686 passengers, making it the forty-fourth busiest airport in the world.

Salt River (Arizona) stream in the U.S. state of Arizona

The Salt River is a river in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is the largest tributary of the Gila River. The river is about 200 miles (320 km) long. Its drainage basin is about 13,700 square miles (35,000 km2) large. The longest of the Salt River's many tributaries is the 195-mile (314 km) Verde River. The Salt's headwaters tributaries, the Black River and East Fork, increase the river's total length to about 300 miles (480 km). The name Salt River comes from the fact that the river flows over large salt deposits shortly after the merging of the White and Black Rivers.

Superstition Freeway

After the curve, I-10 and US 60 part ways in Tempe, with I-10 continuing towards the south and US 60 now heading east along the Superstition Freeway. The freeway continues towards the east to a second interchange with Loop 101 (Price Freeway). The freeway enters Mesa city limits after the interchange as it continues towards the east to the SuperRedTan interchange with Loop 202. The freeway enters the city limits of Apache Junction in Pinal County as it continues eastbound. The freeway portion of the highway ends in Apache Junction as US 60 curves towards the southeast.

Mesa, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is a suburb located about 20 miles (32 km) east of Phoenix in the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south along with Queen Creek, and Apache Junction on the east.

SuperRedTan Interchange freeway interchange in Mesa, Arizona

The SuperRedTan Interchange is a symmetrical four-level freeway interchange in eastern Mesa, Arizona. Completed in 2007, the interchange provides access between U.S. Route 60 and Loop 202. It is fully directional, meaning that a motorist traveling towards the interchange in any direction can exit onto either direction of the intersecting freeway. The interchange is said to be the first in the Valley of the Sun to include design icons on the support columns in addition to the retaining walls. There are no HOV connections at this time, although they are planned in the future.

Apache Junction, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. According to the 2018 U.S. Census estimates, the population of the city was 41,739, most of whom lived in Pinal County.

Apache Junction to the state line

US 60 Marker US 60 Marker.JPG
US 60 Marker

The highway continues towards the southeast passing through Gold Canyon to an interchange with SR 79 at Florence Junction. US 60 curves towards the east at this junction as it heads to Superior and an interchange with SR 177. From Superior the highway begins to head towards the northeast to Miami and Claypool. It continues to a junction with SR 188 before passing through Midland City and turning towards the south towards Globe. US 60 curves back towards the east in Globe and continues to an intersection with US 70 and SR 77. US 60 heads northeast from the intersection concurrent with SR 77. The two highways curve towards the north before curving back towards the northeast as they head towards Show Low. As the highway continues towards the northeast it enters the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Within the reservation, the highway goes through a series of hairpin turns as it enters the Salt River Canyon. After descending into the canyon, the highway passes over the Salt River and enters the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The highway continues towards the northeast and enters Navajo County before reaching an intersection with SR 73. It continues northeast from this intersection to the city of Show Low.

In Show Low, US 60 intersects SR 260 and briefly runs concurrently with SR 260 as it heads northeast through the city. The concurrency with SR 77 also ends in Show Low as SR 77 heads north to Snowflake and US 60 continues towards the east. US 60 leaves the Show Low city limits and heads east to a junction with SR 61 which heads northeast towards Concho. US 60 continues east from this intersection before curving towards the southeast as it heads towards Springerville.

As it enters the Springerville city limits, it intersects and begins to run concurrently with US 180 and US 191. The three highways continue along the same alignment through Springerville, passing over the Little Colorado River. As the three highways continue through the city, they eventually split with US 180 and US 191 heading south towards Alpine and US 60 continuing towards the east. US 60 continues towards the east leaving the Springerville city limits and crossing over the state line into New Mexico. [1] [3]

History

Arizona 74 1927.svg

State Route 74
Location Ehrenberg-Wickenburg
Existed1927–1931

Arizona 360.svg

State Route 360
Location Tempe-Apache Junction
Existed1970–1992

In 1927, what is now US 60 was signed as or roughly followed by SR 74 between the California border near Ehrenburg and Wickenburg, US 89 from Wickenburg to Florence Junction, US 80 from Phoenix to Florence Junction, US 180 from Florence Junction to Globe and US 70 between Springerville and the New Mexico border. The segment of highway between Springerville and Globe had not been constructed yet. [4] [5] [6] US 60 was extended into Arizona on June 8, 1931, from its original western terminus at US 66 in Springfield, Missouri. [7] While what is now US 60 was under construction between Globe and Springerville, US 60 was temporarily routed down SR 73 as US 60T through San Carlos and McNary. The current route through Show Low was completed sometime between 1935 and 1938. [8] US 60 through Arizona has had far fewer major changes than some other U.S. routes, but one notable example is being replaced by Interstate 10 between Los Angeles, California, and the highway's current terminus near Quartzsite. (The Arizona section of this route was decommissioned in 1982. [9] )

US 60 is now the only U.S. Route to serve Phoenix. US 70 (decommissioned 1969), US 80 (decommissioned 1977) & US 89 (decommissioned 1992) have all been truncated outside of Phoenix. The only other major change was being realigned from an "in-town" route along city arterials through Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix to the old SR 360 alignment a few miles south and merging with I-10 and I-17 into Downtown Phoenix. [10]

The Pinto Creek Bridge in 1955. Pinto Creek Bridge 1955.jpg
The Pinto Creek Bridge in 1955.

In 1949, the Pinto Creek Bridge won an Annual Award of Merit for being the "most beautiful steel bridge", given by the American Institute of Steel Construction. [10]

In 1952, the Claypool Tunnel was bypassed by the Queen Creek Tunnel to the north, upgrading from a simple 'hole in the rock' type tunnel to a more modern tunnel. [10]

Present

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US 60 shield used from 1926 to 1955

In recent years, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has been working to widen and improve US 60 through the Metropolitan Phoenix Area, as it is one of the area's principal freeways. Along the Superstition Freeway segment in the East Valley between I-10 and Loop 202, ADOT has completed its project of adding additional general purpose lanes (6 total plus an HOV in each direction), adding auxiliary lanes between exits, improving sound barriers, replacing signs, improving lighting conditions, adding rubberized asphalt to reduce noise, adding variable message signs, installing cameras, and adding traffic sensors. [11] A new partial interchange at Meridian Road, along the MaricopaPinal county line, opened in October 2015. [12]

US 60 Arizona 1956 West.svg US 60 Arizona 1956 East.svg
Directional colored shields found on US 60 in Arizona during the 1950s.

Along the Grand Avenue segment in Phoenix, ADOT has been widening portions of Grand Avenue in addition to constructing additional overpasses and underpasses at six former six-way intersections to improve traffic flow along US 60 in the Northwest Valley. [13]

ADOT is currently in the study phase of adding additional lanes between Loop 101 and Loop 303 in the far West Valley.

An unsigned U.S. Route 60X is also listed by ADOT. US 60X is divided into two discontinuous segments, both of which are located within Maricopa County in the Phoenix area. Both sections of US 60X were portions of the pre-freeway alignment of US 60 between Apache Junction and central Phoenix. [14] US 60X begins near Grand Avenue and Thomas Road, where it shares Exit 160 (27th Avenue to Thomas Rd.) with US 60. It then follows Grand Ave. southeast over I-17/US 60 to an intersection with 18th Avenue and Willetta Street where the western segment terminates. [15] Access to I-17 is via Thomas Rd. by way of either 24th Avenue or 27th Ave. US 60X(1) picks up at Sossaman Road, traveling east across Apache Trail crossing Loop 202 and Ellsworth Road before terminating at Meridian Drive (the Pinal County line). [15] [16]

Future

Due to rapid growth in the far eastern Phoenix suburbs within Pinal County and increasing road congestion in the Gold Canyon area, ADOT has begun to study potential freeway-grade realignments of US 60 past the current eastern terminus of the Superstition Freeway in Apache Junction. The new freeway alignment would bypass the existing at-grade section of US 60 through Gold Canyon, and would either rejoin the existing alignment southeast of town (in the vicinity of the Arizona Renaissance Festival grounds) or at the newly constructed freeway-grade junction with SR 79 at Florence Junction. [17] This new alignment could also potentially serve as the northern terminus of the proposed Pinal North-South Freeway.

Major intersections

Only the freeway portion of US 60 east of the I-10 interchange has exit numbers, except for a few exits on the lower section of Grand Avenue, and the interchanges with SR 79 and SR 177. All other segments are standard divided or undivided highways with uncontrolled access. [18] The mileposts were not renumbered after the western leg was truncated, so they begin at milepost 30.89. Mileposts for US 60 are not logged on overlaps with Interstate highways, except at the junction of I-10 and I-17.

CountyLocationmi [1] [19] kmExitDestinations [20] Notes
La Paz Brenda 30.8949.71I-10.svg I-10  Phoenix, Los Angeles Western terminus; I-10 exit 31; I-10 west is former US 60 / US 70 west
Hope 49.5579.74Arizona 72.svg SR 72 west Parker Eastern terminus of SR 72
Maricopa Aguila 86.07138.52Arizona 71.svg SR 71 north Prescott Southern terminus of SR 71
Wickenburg 110.24177.41Washington StreetInterchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
110.27177.46Museum, ParkingInterchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; serves Desert Caballeros Western Museum
110.33177.56US 93.svg US 93 north Kingman, Las Vegas Roundabout; southern terminus of US 93
Morristown 120.11193.30Arizona 74.svgI-17.svg SR 74 east to I-17 Western terminus of SR 74
Sun City West 138.48222.86Arizona Loop 303.svgI-10.svg Loop 303 (Bob Stump Memorial Parkway) to I-10 Exit 119 on Loop 303
Surprise 142.75229.73 Bell Road Interchange; left exits and entrances
Peoria 148.90239.63Arizona Loop 101.svg Loop 101 south (Agua Fria Freeway)Exit 11 on Loop 101
149.23240.16Arizona Loop 101.svg To Loop 101 north / 91st Avenue
151.97244.57Olive Avenue / 75th AvenueInterchange with Olive Avenue; at-grade intersection with 75th Avenue
Glendale 153.35246.79Northern Avenue / 67th AvenueInterchange with 67th Avenue; at-grade intersection with Northern Avenue
154.74249.03Tunnel underneath 59th Avenue / Glendale Avenue intersection
155.41250.1155th Avenue north to Maryland AvenueInterchange; westbound exit and entrance
156.21251.40Bethany Home Road / 51st AvenueInterchange with 51st Avenue; at-grade intersection with Bethany Home Road
157.40253.3115743rd AvenueInterchange; no westbound exit
Phoenix 157.59253.62 Camelback Road Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
159.01255.9035th Avenue / Indian School Road Interchange with Indian School Road; at-grade intersection with 35th Avenue
160.09257.64 Grand Avenue southeast Downtown Phoenix Interchange; left exit eastbound; left entrance westbound; US 60 (east) splits from Grand Avenue, which becomes unsigned US 60X east; exit 160 on US 60X; former US 60 / US 70 east / US 89 / SR 93 south
160.63258.51I-17.svg I-17 north (Black Canyon Freeway) Flagstaff Western end of I-17 concurrency; interchange; exit 201 on I-17
200BMcDowell Road / Van Buren Street No signage for Van Buren Street westbound; exit numbers follow I-17
200AI-10.svg I-10  Central Phoenix, Los Angeles I-10 exit 143
199BAdams Street / Van Buren Street Westbound exit and entrance only
Jefferson StreetEastbound exit only
199AGrant Street / Buckeye RoadNo signage for Buckeye Road westbound
198Buckeye RoadWestbound exit only
197Durango Street / 19th AvenueNo signage for Durango Street westbound
Durango Curve; Black Canyon Freeway transitions to the Maricopa Freeway
1967th Avenue / Central Avenue No signage for Central Avenue westbound
195B7th Street / Central AvenueNo signage for Central Avenue eastbound
195A16th StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
168.28270.82194
150A
I-17.svgI-10.svgAirport Sign.svg I-17 ends / I-10 west (Inner Loop) Sky Harbor Eastern end of I-17 concurrency; southern terminus of I-17; western end of I-10 concurrency; exit 194 eastbound, 150A westbound; exit numbers follow I-10 (beginning with 150A)
150B24th StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Bridge over the Salt River
151University Drive / 32nd Street
15240th Street
PhoenixTempe line153AArizona 143.svgAirport Sign.svg SR 143 north (Hohokam Expressway) / 48th Street south / Broadway Road Sky Harbor Airport Signed as exit 153 eastbound; Broadway Road not signed westbound; exits 1A-B on SR 143
Tempe 153BBroadway Road / 52nd StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
171.63276.21I-10.svg I-10 east (Maricopa Freeway) Tucson Eastern end of I-10 concurrency; exit 154 on I-10; unsigned left exit 171 on US 60 west; eastbound entrance from I-10 west includes direct entrance ramp from Baseline Road
Western end of Superstition Freeway
172.52277.64172Priest DriveWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
173.67279.49173 Mill Avenue
174.42280.70174Rural Road
175.41282.30175McClintock Drive
176.44–
176.47
283.95–
284.00
176Arizona Loop 101.svg Loop 101 (Price Freeway) Scottsdale, Chandler Signed as 176A (south) and 176B (north); Loop 101 exits 55A–B
Mesa 177.43285.55177Dobson Road
178.41287.12178Alma School Road
179.41288.73179Arizona 87.svg SR 87 (Country Club Drive) Chandler
180.36290.26180Mesa Drive
181.41291.95181Stapley Drive
182.40293.54182Gilbert Road
184.39296.75184Val Vista Drive
185.39298.36185Greenfield Road
186.38299.95186Higley Road
187.87302.35187Superstition Springs BoulevardEastbound exit and westbound entrance
188.38303.17188Power Road
189.38304.78189Sossaman RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
190.42–
190.60
306.45–
306.74
190Arizona Loop 202.svg Loop 202  Gilbert, Mesa SuperRedTan Interchange; signed as exits 190A (north) and 190B (south) eastbound; Loop 202 exits 30A–B
191.39308.01191Ellsworth Road
192.39309.62192Crismon Road
193.40311.25193Signal Butte Road
MaricopaPinal
county line
MesaApache Junction line194.41312.87194Meridian RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Pinal Apache Junction 195.41314.48195Ironwood Drive
196.41316.09196Arizona 88.svg SR 88 east (Idaho Road)
197.41317.70197Tomahawk Road
198.41319.31198US 80 (AZ historic).svg Historic US 80 west (Goldfield Road)Western end of Historic US 80 concurrency
199.17320.53199US 80 (AZ historic).svg Historic US 80 (Old West Highway)Westbound exit only
199.44320.97Mountain View RoadEastern end of Superstition Freeway; traffic light westbound
Florence Junction 212.27341.62212Arizona 79.svgUS 80 (AZ historic).svg SR 79 south / Historic US 80 east Florence, Tucson Interchange; northern terminus of SR 79; eastern end of Historic US 80 concurrency; former US 89 south
Superior 226.87365.11227Arizona 177.svg SR 177 south Kearny, Winkelman Interchange; northern terminus of SR 177; no exit number westbound
Gila Globe 247.04397.57Arizona 188.svg SR 188 north (Apache Trail) Roosevelt Southern terminus of SR 188; former SR 88 west
250.76403.56Maple StreetInterchange via connector road
252.05405.64US 70.svgArizona 77.svg US 70 east / SR 77 south (Ash Street east) Safford, Winkelman Western end of SR 77 concurrency; western terminus of US 70
Navajo 318.14512.00Arizona 73.svg SR 73 eastWestern terminus of SR 73
Show Low 339.72546.73Arizona 260.svg SR 260 west (Clark Road) Heber-Overgaard Western end of SR 260 concurrency
341.69549.90Arizona 260.svg SR 260 east (White Mountain Road) Pinetop-Lakeside, Springerville Eastern end of SR 260 concurrency
342.25550.80Arizona 77.svg SR 77 north (Penrod Road) Holbrook Eastern end of SR 77 concurrency
Apache Bell 353.16568.36Arizona 61.svg SR 61 north St. Johns Southern terminus of SR 61
384.45618.71US 180.svgUS 191.svg US 180 west / US 191 north St. Johns Western end of US 180/US 191 concurrency
Springerville 387.83624.15Hospital sign.svgArizona 260.svg To SR 260 / Mountain Avenue Eagar Serves White Mountain Regional Medical Center
388.69625.54US 180.svgUS 191.svg US 180 east / US 191 south Alpine Eastern end of US 180/US 191 concurrency
401.97646.91US 60.svg US 60 east Quemado Continuation into New Mexico
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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Arizona State Route 74 (SR 74), locally known as the Carefree Highway, is a state highway in central Arizona that stretches east to west from its junction with U.S. Route 60 (US 60) just south of Wickenburg to its junction with Interstate 17 (I-17) in North Phoenix. It serves Lake Pleasant Regional Park and serves as a northern bypass around the often congested stretches of US 60 through the northwest suburbs of the Phoenix metropolitan area. From end to end, it is 30.4 miles (48.9 km) long.

State Route 86 is a state highway in southern Arizona that stretches from its junction with State Route 85 in Why east to its junction at 16th Avenue east of Interstate 19 in Tucson. It formerly went east to the New Mexico border near Lordsburg, but this eastern segment has been superseded by Interstate 10. SR 86 is the primary east–west highway through the Tohono O'odham Nation.

State Route 88 is a 45.67 mi (73.50 km) long state highway in the U.S. state of Arizona. It runs from U.S. Route 60 in Apache Junction through desert terrain to SR 188 near Roosevelt Dam. Following the Salt River for much of its length, the section east of Tortilla Flat is known as the Apache Trail and is part of the National Forest Scenic Byway system. The Apache Trail was built in the mid-1920s and the number 88 was assigned in 1927. An eastern extension of SR 88 to Globe was redesignated as SR 188 on August 20, 1999.

State Route 73, also known as SR 73, is a U-shaped state highway, though it is signed north–south, primarily serving the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in eastern Arizona. SR 73 begins at a junction with the U.S. Route 60 / State Route 77 concurrency near Carrizo, travels southeast to Fort Apache and Whiteriver, then bends north-northeast until intersecting State Route 260 near the Hon-Dah Resort Casino.

Arizona State Route 187 state highway in Arizona, United States

State Route 187, also known as SR 187, is a state highway in south-central Arizona traveling from State Route 387 north of Casa Grande north to its junction with State Route 87 near Sacaton. The entire stretch of road runs in the Gila River Indian Reservation and is approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) long. It is a short-cut for traffic heading toward the southeast valley of Phoenix in case of an accident on westbound Interstate 10.

Arizona State Route 186 state highway in Arizona, United States

State Route 186 is a highway in Cochise County, Arizona that runs from its junction with Interstate 10 in Willcox to its junction with SR 181 west of the Chiricahua National Monument. It is a northwest-southeast diagonal route.

Arizona State Route 273 state highway in Arizona, United States

State Route 273 is a state highway in Apache County, Arizona that runs from its junction with SR 260 west of Eagar to its junction with SR 261 north of Big Lake. It winds through the forest but is overall a north–south route.

Arizona State Route 93, abbreviated SR 93, was a state highway in Arizona that existed from 1946 to 1991. The route was co-signed with other highways along nearly all of its route from Kingman to the border at Nogales. SR 93 was the original designation for the highway from Kingman to Wickenburg, which was built in 1946. In 1965, the northern terminus of the state route was moved south to an unnamed desert junction with U.S. Route 89 just north of Wickenburg, and the southern terminus of U.S. Route 93 was moved south to the US 89 junction. The Arizona Highway Department sought U.S. Highway status for SR 93 across the rest of the state, but the proposal was never granted by AASHTO. On December 17, 1984, the SR 93 designation was removed south of the Grand Avenue/Van Buren Street/7th Avenue intersection in Phoenix. The route was completely decommissioned in 1991.

In the U.S. state of Arizona, U.S. Route 93 is a U.S. Highway that begins in Wickenburg and heads north to the Nevada state line at the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

Roads and freeways in metropolitan Phoenix regional highway network

The metropolitan area of Phoenix in the U.S. state of Arizona contains one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing freeway systems, boasting over 1,405 lane miles as of 2005.

Below is a list and summary of the former state highways.

Below is a list and summary of the unconstructed state highways in the U.S. state of Arizona. Some are currently proposed while the others have been since cancelled prior to being constructed.

There are five business routes of Interstate 8.

Interstate business routes are roads connecting a central or commercial district of a city or town with an Interstate bypass. These roads typically follow along local streets often along a former U.S. route or state highway that had been replaced by an Interstate. Interstate business route reassurance markers are signed as either loops or spurs using a green shield shaped and numbered like the shield of the parent Interstate highway.

References

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  13. US 60 (Grand Avenue)
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