PHOENIX – A public meeting on the selection of a recommended alignment for a 14-mile segment of State Route 30 in the West Valley is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Nov. 16.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is hosting the meeting so the public can learn more and provide comments about the recommended alignment, or “build alternative,” for State Route 30 between the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway (at 59th Avenue) in west Phoenix and Sarival Avenue in Goodyear.
State Route 30 Public Information Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Fowler Elementary School, 6707 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix
SR 30 will travel along a corridor approximately 4 miles south of and parallel to Interstate 10. Should the recommended alignment, known as the Hybrid Alternative, ultimately become the preferred alternative, the first phase of construction of SR 30 as an arterial-style roadway is scheduled to start in 2022.
The recommended SR 30 Hybrid Alternative was selected from among four potential alignments studied in detail by an ADOT project team in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). ADOT considered earlier public feedback as well as the results of a technical analysis in recommending the Hybrid Alternative.
A “no-build” alternative remains an option being considered for SR 30 between Loop 202 and Sarival Avenue.
Representatives from ADOT and the project team will be on hand at the meeting to answer questions about SR 30. That includes questions about the state’s program for purchasing some properties should the Hybrid Alternative advance to become the selected alignment following an environmental assessment scheduled for completion in 2019.
SR 30 has been part of the MAG Regional Transportation Plan approved by county voters in 2004. It had recently been an unfunded long-range project. However, MAG, the regional freeway planning agency, approved updated funding projections earlier this year and scheduled the 2022 start of construction for SR 30 as an interim four-lane roadway within the freeway alignment. Expansion into a full urban freeway would be scheduled at a later date when adequate funding is available.
Public comments will be gathered at the SR 30 meeting. ADOT also will accept comments through Dec. 15 via email at SR30@azdot.gov, by mail at ADOT Community Relations, 1655 W. Jackson Street, Mail Drop 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or by phone at 1.855.712.8530. Information about SR 30 can be found at azdot.gov/SR30.