Arizona Statewide Rest Area Study

Project Overview:

The 2011 Arizona Statewide Rest Area Study provided a foundation for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to strategically plan the preservation, modernization, and expansion of rest areas for the last ten years. The Arizona Statewide Rest Area Study is updated every ten years to capture and address changes in the rapidly growing needs of the traveling public, the transportation industry, federal and state policies, technology and potential revenue generation and financing programs. The purpose of this study is to update the strategic plan developed in 2011 to a target year of 2042.

The study team will use data driven method to develop and propose prioritized improvements and the corresponding investment needs of the nineteen Arizona state-owned Rest Areas (see map below).

Three Working Papers will be written after each study element including:

  • Inventory and Data Collection
  • Forecast and Identifying Deficiencies
  • Developing Evaluation Criteria and Plan

The primary product of the study will be a final report which contains a comprehensive statewide rest area plan through the year 2042. The study will recommend a prioritized list of improvements for the short term (0-5 years), mid-term (5-10 years) and long term (10-20 years). Prior to publishing the final report, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft report which is scheduled to be posted on this website in February for public comment.

Rest Areas Map

Rest Area Location Map
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