We want your opinion as we map out years of highway improvements

By Garin Groff / ADOT Communications

Five-Year Plan transportation from the director highway funding When ADOT plans highway improvement and maintenance projects, we turn to experts in engineering, traffic studies, planning and more – but there’s one more expert we need to hear from.

And that expert is you. Afterall, who knows more about Arizona’s highways than the motorists who travel on them everyday?

So please help us with our blueprint for improvements, which we’ve outlined in the 2022-2026 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. It’s our yearly update on which design and construction projects will move forward and with what kind of funding, and an important part of it is getting your opinions.

But time is running out, with the deadline to provide input coming today, Thursday, June 3, at 5 p.m. We began asking for feedback when the process began in March, and more than 900 of you have submitted feedback online, at public hearings, through the mail or by phone.

The plan includes a lot of details on projects across Arizona, but here’s a quick glimpse of it: More than $1 billion in pavement preservation projects are planned over five years, including upgrading 581 lane miles of pavement from fair and poor condition to good condition.

The tentative plan also includes new lanes on I-17 between Anthem and Sunset Point, widening US 93 near Wickenburg, replacing the Gila River bridges on I-10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande, and building the first phase of the I-40/US 93 interchange in Kingman.

We encourage you to look over the plan and reach out to us in any one of the ways we’ve listed here. We look forward to hearing from more of you!