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* '''Interstate 10''' (I-10) runs east to west across southern Arizona and connects travelers with the major cities of [[Tucson]] and [[Phoenix]].  I-10 originates out of the east from [[Las Cruces]], [[New Mexico]] and out of the west, from [[Palm Springs]], [[California]] and [[Los Angeles]].  I-10 is a major interstate and does carry a large amount of car and truck traffic.  During the week, portions of I-10 can experience very heavy traffic, usually around the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas.
 
* '''Interstate 10''' (I-10) runs east to west across southern Arizona and connects travelers with the major cities of [[Tucson]] and [[Phoenix]].  I-10 originates out of the east from [[Las Cruces]], [[New Mexico]] and out of the west, from [[Palm Springs]], [[California]] and [[Los Angeles]].  I-10 is a major interstate and does carry a large amount of car and truck traffic.  During the week, portions of I-10 can experience very heavy traffic, usually around the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas.
  
* '''Interstate 17''' (I-17) runs north and south, connecting I-10  in [[Phoenix]] at it southern margin and I-40 in [[Flagstaff]] at it's northern margin. The northern drive from [[Phoenix]] to [[Flagstaff]] (through tortuous but BEAUTIFUL terrain) is the fastest route between the two cities. Please note (as stated below) that I-40, and thus northern Arizona, is positioned above the Mogollon Rim and is affected by heavy snowfall during winter months, which can potentially last until late May.
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* '''Interstate 17''' (I-17) runs north and south, connecting I-10  in [[Phoenix]] at it southern margin and I-40 in [[Flagstaff]] at it's northern margin. The northern drive from [[Phoenix]] to [[Flagstaff]] (through tortuous but BEAUTIFUL terrain) is the fastest route between the two cities. Please note (as stated below) that I-40, and thus northern Arizona, is positioned above the Mollogon Rim and is affected by heavy snowfall during winter months, which can potentially last until late May.
  
 
* '''Interstate 8''' (I-8) runs east to west, running from I-10 to [[Yuma]].  I-8 splits from I-10 south of Phoenix and provides the quickest access to Yuma as well as [[San Diego]], [[California]].  However, in the other direction, it does not go to Phoenix directly.  At Gila Bend, Hwy 85 connects I-8 with I-10, for travel to the west side of Phoenix and downtown (or Phoenix to San Diego).  For the eastern suburbs, I-8 merges with I-10, and it's possible to reverse direction going from I-8 east to I-10 west (exit #178B) or vice versa (I-10 exit #199).  Despite the signs, I-10 goes mostly north-south east of Phoenix, and backtracking is very minimal.  
 
* '''Interstate 8''' (I-8) runs east to west, running from I-10 to [[Yuma]].  I-8 splits from I-10 south of Phoenix and provides the quickest access to Yuma as well as [[San Diego]], [[California]].  However, in the other direction, it does not go to Phoenix directly.  At Gila Bend, Hwy 85 connects I-8 with I-10, for travel to the west side of Phoenix and downtown (or Phoenix to San Diego).  For the eastern suburbs, I-8 merges with I-10, and it's possible to reverse direction going from I-8 east to I-10 west (exit #178B) or vice versa (I-10 exit #199).  Despite the signs, I-10 goes mostly north-south east of Phoenix, and backtracking is very minimal.  

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