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Project Description
The Beardsley Road Extension project will provide additional access to the Loop 101 from the northern portion of the City of Peoria and the northwest valley. This will be accomplished by extending Beardsley Road, from 81st Avenue across the New River, via a bridge to a one-way frontage road, which starts at the 75th Avenue traffic interchange and terminates at the Union Hills Drive interchange. A bridge over Loop 101 north of Union Hills Drive will allow frontage road traffic to access the northbound lanes of Loop 101 without having to go through the signalized interchange at Union Hills Drive.

Project at a Glance

Lead Agency

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

24-Hour Construction Hotline 480-890-3055

Partner Agency City of Peoria
Chris Kmetty (Peoria Project Manager)
E-mail: Chris.Kmetty@PeoriaAz.Gov
Partner Agency City of Glendale
Horatio Skeete (Deputy City Manager)
Phone: 623-930-2254
Design Consultant Jacobs
Contractor Haydon Building Corp.
Project Budget $20.6M Construction
Funding Sources
  • American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Stimulus) (Peoria and ADOT)

  • MAG Surface Transportation Program

  • City General Fund

  • Development Impact Fees

  • General Obligation Bonds

Project Status
On November 16, 2010, the Beardsley Connector opened to traffic, from 81st Avenue to the new frontage Road and from 75th Avenue to Union Hills Drive.  Additionally, the Union Hills bridge over Loop 101 was opened with an additional lane of through traffic in both directions.  The project has completed improvements to 83rd Avenue pavement, constructed the median on 83rd Avenue, from Beardsley Road to Village Parkway and widened the intersection of 83rd Avenue and Beardsley.


The Beardsley Road and 81st Avenue roundabout opened to local traffic on July 2, 2010.    


All work was completed on or ahead of schedule.

ADOT continues to work on the U-Turn structure over Loop 101 and the southbound Beardsley/75th Avenue on-ramp.  Periodic nighttime closures and restrictions are required and construction is anticipated to be completed in May 2011.

Advance notification of restrictions and closures will be provided through message boards along Loop 101 and on arterial streets, prior to lane restrictions and closures.  Regular email alerts to subscribers of ADOTís Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) mailing list, and on the Loop 101 Closures and Restrictions section of the ADOT Website at

Project Phases and Construction

The project construction will be administered by ADOT, with the Cities of Peoria and Glendale as partnering agencies.

Construction has begun and is estimated be completed in spring 2011.

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Updated April 28, 2011