ADOT to hold additional public comment period for 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program

Comment period begins Sept. 18; public hearing to be held on Oct. 16

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation will open an additional comment period for the revised 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program on Friday, Sept. 18. The additional comment period will extend through Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The State Transportation Board will receive the newly revised Tentative Program during its monthly meeting on Sept. 18. Earlier this year, ADOT conducted its traditional process for the annual update to the Five-Year Program and held a public comment period and two public hearings. 

The 2021-2025 Five-Year Program was scheduled to be approved by the board during its June meeting. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated impacts on transportation, the board requested more time to obtain the most recent data from the COVID-19 stay-at-home period to evaluate the impact on the Arizona Highway User Revenue Fund and how that could affect the Five-Year Program. 

On Sept. 18, ADOT management will present the latest financial numbers and outlook, along with a revised Tentative Five-Year Program, adjusted to reflect current revenue forecasts. 

The Oct. 16 board meeting is scheduled to include a public hearing, then the board is expected to vote on the 2021-2025 Five-Year Program at its Oct. 27 meeting. All board meetings are open to the public and are available online at aztransportationboard.gov

The revised Tentative Program will be available on Friday, Sept. 18 at azdot.gov/tentative5year for review and comment. ADOT welcomes feedback via an online form that will be available Sept. 18 at azdot.gov/tentative5year, by email at [email protected] and by phone at 855.712.8530. 

The Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program allocates funding for statewide preservation, modernization and expansion projects. It provides an annual update to ADOT’s lineup of all statewide projects, including both highway and airport components, and must be fiscally constrained.