ADOT director responds to agreement to study I-10

Following the Maricopa Association of Governments’ announcement that an agreement has been reached with the Gila River Indian Community to study I-10 between the Valley and Casa Grande, Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski released the following statement:

“We commend our partners at the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Gila River Indian Community for their commitment to improving this essential corridor for personal and commercial travel. Creating a master plan for I-10 between the Phoenix area and Casa Grande will be a major step toward ADOT’s goal of providing three travel lanes in each direction from the Valley to Tucson. As ADOT has made significant investments through the years to increase I-10 capacity between the state’s two largest metropolitan areas, our plans for the 23 miles across the Gila River Indian Community have always recognized the sovereign tribal authority over this area. Through this effort led by the Maricopa Association of Governments, our agencies will work collaboratively to develop a vision and strategy for providing the capacity that I-10 needs today and tomorrow in this corridor.”