Source: Arizona Department of Transportation
Drivers rely on Arizona’s highway system for their daily commutes, weekend travel, and for the delivery of goods and services to their communities. Keeping that system in good repair and functioning well is all part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s focus during the next five years.
The plan is part of the proposed annual update to ADOT’s lineup of all statewide projects. The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program allocates funding for preservation, modernization and expansion projects.
The public comment period for the 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program begins Friday, March 20th, and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2nd. The State Transportation Board will make its final decision in June about what will be in the updated Five-Year Program.
The complete report will be available on Friday, March 20th at azdot.gov for review and comment. ADOT welcomes feedback via an online form that will also be available Friday, March 20th, at azdot.gov/tentative5year, by email at email@example.com and by phone at 855.712.8530.
The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program proposes an average of approximately $310M per year for preservation of bridges and roadways throughout the state highway system. This moves ADOT even closer to its goal of allocating $320M per year for system preservation.
Preservation projects include repaving highways, filling potholes, extending the life cycle of existing pavement, and repairing or reconstructing bridges. Approximately 67 percent of all funding allocated to Greater Arizona will be directed to preservation projects from FY 2021 to FY 2025.