Homes vacated in advance of 202 freeway construction

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Time is running out for some people living near the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway extension. 
 
The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to start demolition on some of the homes next week.
 
Many homeowners have already left, but some are still packing up.
 
At first glance, the neighborhood looks like many others in the valley, until you look a bit closer, and you realize every home is now vacant and owned by the State of Arizona.
 
"It really was a strange weekend. At the beginning of the weekend most of the houses are full, by the end of the weekend most of them are empty," said Kenny Edwards.
 
The homes sit almost frozen in time; they're some of nearly 200 set to be torn down to make way for the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, set to begin construction next summer.
 
"Right now, it's a wait, and your life is in limbo, you really don't know what's going to happen tomorrow," said Edwards.
 
Kenny Edwards and his family have lived in their home for five years. They're still waiting to finalize a deal with ADOT, so they're just about the only ones left here.
 
"Ghost town, we have security walking up and down the street, it's just different, it's a lot different," said Edwards.
 
"Very strange, it's like a deserted island," said Jess Reese.
 
Across the street Jess Reese and Robert Henson are packing up to move out on Friday, their home is to be demolished next week.
 
"And basically it happened real quick, they got funded, they bough the houses, and we're gone," said Reese.
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