Restrictions, ramp closures on Loop 202-Santan Freeway start night of Jan. 25 for Lindsay Road interchange

Lindsay Road interchange groundbreaking, Brigette Peterson, Scott Anderson
A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Lindsay Road interchange project was held Jan. 4 at Zanjero Park and included Mayor-elect Brigette Peterson and Mayor Scott Anderson. Peterson has since become mayor, and Anderson has returned to Gilbert Town Council. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Lindsay Road interchange project was held Jan. 4 at Zanjero Park and included Mayor-elect Brigette Peterson and Mayor Scott Anderson. Peterson has since become mayor, and Anderson has returned to Gilbert Town Council. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Overnight lane restrictions on the Loop 202-Santan Freeway and closures of the interchange ramps at Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive will begin at 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

The restrictions and closures will allow work to establish traffic control for the Lindsay Road interchange project.


That project, a partnership between the Arizona Department of Transportation and town of Gilbert, is for constructing a new interchange on the Loop 202-Santan Freeway at Lindsay Road. The Lindsay Road interchange will provide direct freeway access to Gilbert’s Central Business District and surrounding residential and commercial development.

The traffic effects from the Loop 202 restrictions include:

  • Westbound Loop 202 will be restricted to two lanes from Lindsay to Gilbert roads from 9 p.m. Jan. 25 until 5 a.m. Jan. 26, and from 9 p.m. Jan. 28 until 5 a.m. Jan. 29.

  • Westbound Loop 202 will be restricted to two lanes from Val Vista Drive to Lindsay Road from 9 p.m. Jan. 27 until 5 a.m. Jan. 28.

  • Eastbound Loop 202 will be restricted to two lanes from Lindsay Road to Val Vista Drive from 9 p.m. Jan. 26 until 5 a.m., and from 9 p.m. Feb. 1 until 5 a.m. Feb. 2.

  • Eastbound Loop 202 will be restricted to two lanes from Gilbert to Lindsay roads from 9 p.m. Jan. 29 until 5 a.m. Jan. 30.


The traffic effects from the ramp closures include:


  • The westbound Loop 202 off-ramp at Gilbert Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Jan. 25 until 5 a.m. Jan. 26. Drivers can exit at Cooper Road as an alternative.

  • The eastbound Loop 202 off-ramp at Val Vista will be closed from 9 p.m. Jan. 26 until 5 a.m. Jan. 27. Drivers can exit at Santan Village Parkway as an alternative.

  • The westbound Loop 202 on-ramp at Val Vista will be closed from 9 p.m. Jan. 27 until 5 a.m. Jan. 28. Drivers can use Gilbert Road to access westbound Loop 202.

  • The eastbound Loop 202 on-ramp at Gilbert Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Jan. 29 until 5 a.m. Jan. 30. Drivers can use Val Vista to access eastbound Loop 202.

By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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