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ADOT Studying New Phoenix Freeway

ADOT photoSedona AZ (January 15, 2015)The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday evening, January 21, 2015, to provide community members with information and receive comments about the planned AZ State Route 30 transportation corridor.

Four potential alignments for Arizona State Route 30, along with a “no-build option,” are being studied by ADOT on behalf of the Maricopa Association of Governments, which serves as the Phoenix area freeway planning agency.

Any east-west SR 30 project would generally extend from 59th Avenue on the east to Perryville Road on the west, within boundaries of Lower Buckeye Road on the north and the Gila and Salt rivers to the south. Regional transportation planners have looked at AZ SR 30 as a future way to provide additional freeway traffic capacity south of Interstate 10 in the West Valley.

Under MAG’s Regional Transportation Plan for the metro Phoenix area, AZ SR 30 is currently an unfunded long-range project anticipated for construction after 2026, if and when funding is available.

adot highwayThe AZ SR 30 public meeting is as follows:

When: Wednesday, January 21 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fowler Elementary School, 6707 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix AZ 85043
Who: Representatives from ADOT’s SR 30 Study Team will be available to answer questions. A brief presentation about the study also will be conducted at 6:15 p.m.

The ADOT study is designed to determine a recommended alignment alternative for the potential AZ SR 30 corridor, or to recommend a no-build option. The study was initiated in 2005 with agency and public meetings. Since that time, ADOT has researched engineering challenges and environmental issues and collected public and stakeholder input while developing the four potential AZ SR 30 alignments.

After the January 21 meeting, comments for the SR 30 study also can be submitted through February 20, 2015. Comments can be sent online at azdot.gov/SR30 or by email to SR30@azdot.gov. Comments also can be sent by phone at 855-712-8530 or mailed to the SR 30 study team, c/o ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson Street, #126F, Phoenix AZ 85007.

Information about the study is available at azdot.gov/SR30.

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