Valley of the Sun
Very few metropolitan regions can rival Phoenix for navigational simplicity. The core neighborhoods of the city follow a traditional and extremely consistent grid pattern with Central Avenue (north/south) and Washington Street (east/west) at the “zero point” intersection. All the numbered north/south roads west of Central are called “avenue, drive, or lane.” Numbered roads east of Central are called “street, place, or way.” The following high-speed arteries facilitate traffic movement:

•Interstate 17 (north/south through Phoenix around 25th Avenue)
•Interstate 10 (enters Phoenix east/west turning south to Tucson)
•U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway through East Valley)
•State Route 51 (Squaw Peak Parkway to Northeast Valley)
•Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway provides a beltway through East Valley)
•Loop 101 (Provides a beltway around major quadrants of the Valley)
•Loop 303 (Phoenix bypass from I-10 to SR 74)
•State Highway 87 (Beeline Highway links East Valley with Fountain Hills)

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