Studies and Programs

Climbing and Passing Lane Prioritization Study

Passing and climbing lanes provide additional lanes for vehicles to safely pass other vehicles while maintaining speeds. Implementing passing and climbing lane projects provides traffic operational and safety benefits at a cost that is far less than fully widening a highway. In an effort to enhance safety and mobility on Arizona's roadways, the Arizona Department of Transportation is currently updating the 2003 Passing and Climbing Lanes Prioritization Study. This update intends to further refine the identification and prioritization methodology previously utilized and to develop a prioritized list of candidate locations that would provide the most benefit to the traveling public.

Corridor Profile Studies

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is conducting nine Corridor Profile Studies. The first three studies encompass the entire length of I-17, I-19 and I-40 from the California border to I-17. The studies under this program will provide a strategic vision for assessing the overall health of the state's primary highways, assisting the agency with transitioning to a performance-based project programming system through targeted investments.

I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study

The study includes detailed corridor planning of a possible high-priority interstate link between Phoenix and Las Vegas, and high-level visioning for potentially extending the corridor north to Canada and south to Mexico.

North South Corridor Study

A highway study in Pinal County that would improve regional connectivity, provide an additional way of getting around a growing area of the Sun Corridor, and address current and future transportation needs in a growing area is moving forward under a new environmental review process. The project scope also incorporates the extension of State Route 24 from Ironwood Drive to the North South Corridor.

Passenger Rail Study: Tucson to Phoenix

The Arizona State Rail Plan (SRP) is the first comprehensive assessment of the state’s rail needs. The SRP serves to identify the current rail system, to determine infrastructure needs and to have rail projects included in the state’s long-range planning processes to improve regional and statewide safety mobility.

ADOT Planning Study GIS Template Data

Please download the template data and submit the completed attributes table for each project recommended from the planning study to the ADOT MPD Project Manager upon completion of the planning study.  A data dictionary of the GIS data is included so users can understand what the fields represent.  Please download a new copy of the template for each study as the template may be updated.  If you have any questions please contact James Meyer of the GIS group at 602.712.8037.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.