Gila River Indian Community Files Injunction Seeking To Stop South Mountain Freeway Construction Pending Federal Appeal
December 16, 2016
SACATON, AZ. – The Gila River Indian Community on Friday filed a court motion seeking an injunction that would halt the construction of the South Mountain Freeway – and stop the desecration of lands long held sacred by Community members – pending the outcome of the Community’s and other parties’ lawsuits against the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The appeals process continues on PARC's part, despite some disappointment.
And while the "center segment" which includes the mountain will not be started until summer 2018 if at all, some construction is beginning.
Preliminary digging begins on western end of South Mountain FreewayPosted: Thursday, December 15, 2016With a new round of legal attacks on the South Mountain Freeway slated to begin Thursday, crews have begun making major excavation on the thoroughfare’s western end.“A 300-foot-long cut along the embankments of Interstate 10 near 55th Avenue is the first sign of construction in the West Valley for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway,” the Arizona Department of Transportation announced in a release last week.