Public hearing and public engagement event scheduled Dec. 1 and 3, in Tucson for the Sonoran Corridor Transportation Study

Formal comment period underway for project to connect Interstate 19 and Interstate 10

PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will hold an in-person public hearing Tuesday, Dec. 1, and a virtual public engagement event Dec. 3, to provide information on a study that would connect Interstate 19 and Interstate 10 south of Tucson.

The public will have the opportunity to make formal comments about the Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement to a panel in-person or online, view study materials in-person or online, and watch a presentation at the in-person hearing, or hear the presentation during the virtual public engagement event. 

The public hearing will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the DoubleTree Suites Ballroom Royale, 7051 S. Tucson Blvd. 

Attendance will be limited to provide for adequate social distancing. Participants must pre-register to reserve time to attend the in-person public hearing. Please sign up at tinyurl.com/SonCor, or call 520.327.6077 to reserve a 30-minute slot during the public hearing.

The virtual public engagement event will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public can join by calling 408.418.9388 and entering the meeting number (access code) 146 242 8979 or join online at bit.ly/SCEIS2020, use the meeting number (access code) 146 242 8979 and password SCEIS2020. 

For Spanish, call 408.418.9388 and enter the meeting number (access code) 146 978 0659.  

Participants will have the opportunity to make a comment to the panel that is recorded by the court reporter. Participants can join at any time and will be able to listen to others’ comments about the Draft Tier 1 EIS.

The Draft Tier 1 EIS is available for review on the study website at azdot.gov/sonorancorridor.

Please note that study-related questions will not be answered during the public hearing or virtual public engagement event. All questions will be addressed as part of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on The Draft Tier 1 EIS during the comment period from Nov. 6, 2020, to Jan. 8, 2021. Comments and questions submitted through any of the following options will be considered equal and part of the study record.

At the public hearing or the virtual public engagement event, online at azdot.gov/sonorancorridor, by phone: 855.712.8530, by email: [email protected], USPS mail: ADOT Communications, c/o Joanna Bradley, 1221 S. Second Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

Comments received during the Draft Environmental Impact Statement period will be considered during the Final Environmental Impact Statement.