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Phoenix is served by a network of freeways, many of which were initiated by a ½ cent general sales tax measure approved by voters in 1985. Before this network, I-10 and I-17 handled almost all freeway traffic in Phoenix, placing a large burden on surface arterial streets, leading to increased traffic congestion as the area grew in size.
I-10 (the Maricopa and Papago Freeways) from Los Angeles travels from the west through downtown, and exits the metro area in a southeast direction toward Tucson. I-17 (the Black Canyon Freeway) begins in downtown Phoenix and travels north to Flagstaff. US 60 also travels through the heart of the city, starting in downtown Phoenix, and heading northwest through the suburbs of Glendale, Peoria, and Surprise. To the east, it is called the Superstition Freeway, and from its beginning in Tempe, travels eastward towards Mesa, Gilbert, and Apache Junction, and beyond. State Route Loop 101 (called the Agua Fria, Price, or Pima Freeway, depending on the segment) is also a major highway that forms a semicircle around the northern suburbs of the city, starting from I-10 in the west and travelling around to the Santan portion of Loop 202 in the southeast.
New freeways built after the 1985 sales tax approval were: Arizona 51, Loop 101, Arizona 143 (the Hohokam Expressway), Arizona 153 (the Sky Harbor Expressway), Loop 202 (the Red Mountain and Santan Freeways), and the final section of I-10. Most of these have been completed by early 2007, with only a small segment of Loop 202 being in the final stages of construction and development. An additional segment of Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway), Loop 303 (the Estrella Freeway) and upgrades for the western segment of US 60 (Grand Avenue) along with the now defunct Arizona 50 (Paradise Freeway) were removed from planning in 1995 due to funding shortfalls. With the passage of a sales tax extension in 2004 these projects (except for SR 50) have been revived and are in various stages of planning or construction. Arizona 801 and Arizona 802 were added to the regional freeway plan as well.
Arizona 51 (the Piestewa Freeway) connects downtown and central Phoenix with north Phoenix and Paradise Valley, and connects with the aforementioned Loop 101 at its northern end. Two-thirds of this route was opened in 1999 and the remainder in 2003. It had been known as the Squaw Peak Parkway (for a nearby mountain), but this name was considered offensive to those in the Native American community. Both the road and the mountain were re-named in the spring of 2003 for US Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa, a member of the Hopi tribe, the first woman to die in combat during the current Iraq War and the first Native American woman to die in combat while in the US Army. This resulted in the freeway being referred to as "The 51" instead of "Squaw Peak Parkway" in casual conversation.
As recently as 1959, many roads such as State Highway 87, the Beeline Highway between Phoenix and the small community of Payson in Gila County, were unpaved. Arizona 88, in an eastern suburb of Phoenix, remains unpaved for a significant portion outside of the city.