By Arizona Department of Transportation
The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its tentative 2022-2026 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program for public review and comment. The public comment period for the Tentative Five-Year Program ends at 5 p.m. on June 3rd, 2021.
The State Transportation Board is expected to consider formal action at its June 18th board meeting about what will be in the updated Five-Year Program.
The public can provide comments on the tentative Five-Year Program in the following ways:
- Complete an online comment form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ADOTFiveYearPlan;
- Attend the virtual public hearings of the State Transportation Board on March 19th, April 16th, May 21st and June 3rd at 9 a.m. Meeting information can be found at http://aztransportationboard.gov;
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Call the bilingual phone line at: 1-855-712-8530, or
- Mail ADOT at: Attn: Daina Mann, c/o ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson, Room 179, MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007
To view the Tentative 2022-2026 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, visit the Five Year Program web page.
The tentative 2022-2026 Transportation Facilities Construction Program includes:
- $2.8B for highway projects in Greater Arizona.
- $1.8B in preservation projects, which include repaving highways, extending the life cycle of existing pavement, and repairing or reconstructing bridges. More than $1B will go toward pavement preservation projects to extend the life of Arizona roadways and upgrade 581 lane miles from poor to good condition.
- $407M for projects that improve highway safety, efficiency and functionality, such as smart technology or adding shoulders.
- A total of $313.5M for state highway projects that add capacity, such as widening projects and new interchanges.
- $2.3B in voter-approved freeway investments in Maricopa County and $311M in the Pima County region.
- $131M in airport capital improvements.
- Key projects in the tentative Five-Year Program include:
- More than $328M to widen I-17 north of metro Phoenix between Anthem Way and Sunset Point.
- $83M to rebuild and widen the Gila River Bridge on I-10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande.
- $70M to construction the I-40/US 93 West Kingman Interchange.
- $41M to widen S. 93 north of Wickenburg. (Source)