Current Route: Never built
Historical route: Would have run from I-10 at the current termination of I-17, along I-10 and then AZ 51
Existed: 1966 - 1968
See also Urban Freeways
The route of I-10 through Phoenix was a big political football throughout the 1960s and 1970s. One alternative was to connect I-10 from California to the Durango bend on I-17, rather than run I-10 through the middle of town as it is now. I-510 would have provided the route for the current AZ 51. Although an interchange was built for it in the early 1960s, it was only signed for a couple of years. After that, it was only designated "To Buckeye Rd" and "To Sky Harbor Intl. Airport". The interchange was torn down and replaced when I-10 was finally connected through Phoenix.
See also the Urban Freeways page.
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Last updated 12/25/2000