There’s still time to provide comments on proposed Sonoran Corridor

Public input is essential with Oct. 26 deadline approaching

PHOENIX – Members of the public have until Friday, Oct. 26, to share comments, suggestions and recommendations about proposed alternatives for the Sonoran Corridor, which would connect Interstate 10 and Interstate 19 south of Tucson International Airport.

About 100 people attended a Sept. 26 Arizona Department of Transportation public meeting in Tucson to hear a presentation about the proposed corridor alternatives and submit comments. The presentation and display boards from the meeting are available at azdot.gov/SonoranCorridor under the “Public Meetings” tab.

Comment are welcome via:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Toll-free bilingual information line: 855.712.8530
  • Mail: Sonoran Corridor Tier 1 EIS Study Team, c/o Joanna Bradley, 1221 S. Second Ave., Mail Drop T100, Tucson, AZ 85713

Comments must be received by Friday, Oct. 26, to be included in the record.

The proposed Sonoran Corridor has been designated as a high-priority corridor under the federal Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. There is no timeline for building a roadway in the corridor.

ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration are developing a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement identifying and studying a range of possible corridors along with the opportunities and constraints of each. This study considers the potential social, economic and natural environment impacts of the alternatives, as well as the impact of not building a freeway in this area. The study, which began in 2017, is expected to be completed in 2020.

Public involvement is an important part of the process that allows the community to ask questions and share comments and concerns about potential locations for the proposed corridor as well as environmental considerations, impacts on wildlife habitat and cultural resources, and other modes of transportation that may be considered.

This is the second period for public comment about the Sonoran Corridor. There was a public meeting and comment period in June 2017.

For more information about this study, please visit azdot.gov/SonoranCorridor.