New Loop 202 eastbound lane opens in Tempe

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PHOENIX -- The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened a new eastbound Loop 202 lane in Tempe near Arizona State University.

The eastbound lane runs from Center Parkway to McClintock Drive.

The new section leads into two new lanes that were opened between McClintock and the Loop 101 last month.

As part of a $189 million improvement project that started in early 2009, crews plan to open the entire new eastbound travel lane from the State Route 51 junction to near McClintock Drive by Memorial Day weekend.

The entire project includes major upgrades to bridges and interchanges along the freeway and is scheduled for completion this summer.

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