The purpose of the US 60 (Superstition Freeway), Crismon Road to Ironwood Drive study is to prepare a
Design Concept Report (DCR) and environmental document to evaluate options and select a preferred alternative that meets the goals of the Regional Transportation Plan Freeway Program (RTPFP), satisfies the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and obtains public support. The project will provide for the addition of one high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane and one general-purpose lane in each direction of travel along US 60 within the study limits. An Environmental Assessment (EA) is the anticipated level of environmental documentation.
The RTPFP includes funding for additional HOV and general-purpose lane improvements on US 60 between Crismon Road and Meridian Road, with final design budgeted in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 and construction in FY 2020. Future freeway improvements between Meridian Road and Ironwood Drive are currently unfunded and would not be eligible for RTPFP funds. However, public comments received on another ADOT project (US 60 Interim Interchange at Meridian Road) has resulted in the extension of the east study limit to evaluate improvements that may be needed on US 60 west of Ironwood Drive. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has also requested an evaluation of an ultimate full-access traffic interchange (TI) at the intersection of US 60 and Meridian Road.
Scoping began in May and concluded mid-June 2014. During the scoping period, ADOT held agency and public meetings. For more information, view the Agency and Public Involvement Summary Report.