ALTERNATIVES OVERVIEW PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Maricopa Unified School District
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (presentation will begin at 6:25 p.m.)
The goal of this meeting is to:
- Review the study's purpose and need.
- Provide an overview of considered alternatives.
- Discuss the evaluation criteria.
- Present the alternatives being recommended to move forward as the study progresses.
The Arizona Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the City of Maricopa, has initiated a study to evaluate alternatives and identify improvements that will improve access, capacity and traffic operations through 2040. The study is evaluating a future grade separation to replace the existing at-grade intersection of SR 347 at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) track.
Your input is important!
Submit your comment in the following ways:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail - print the comment form and submit to ADOT SR347 Study, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Email to Project Team | Subscribe to SR347 e-news
State Route 347 is Maricopa's main transportation corridor through the community, serving as a regional connector to major employment and recreation areas. Traffic averages over 34,000 vehicles per day and future (2030) projections show up to 69,000 vehicles per day. Just south of the Maricopa- Casa Grade Highway, SR 347 crosses the existing UPRR where there are currently 40-60 trains per day; the UPRR has plans to expand service, which would increase train traffic upwards of 100 trains per day. Additionally, the Amtrak station is located just west of the intersection and vehicular traffic is routinely delayed for its passenger operations.
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