Five-Year Program

Your input is important to ADOT’s planning and programming process

Your input is important to ADOT’s planning and programming process

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Your input is important to ADOT’s planning and programming process

Your input is important to ADOT’s planning and programming process

By John Halikowski / ADOT Director
March 31, 2022

Your input is an important part of the planning and programming process at the Arizona Department of Transportation. The comment period has opened for the tentative 2023-2027 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program and I encourage you to let your voice be heard.

The Arizona State Transportation Board values the input from the public in deciding which projects get approved for inclusion in the Five-Year Program. It is a good time to remind you that our Five-Year plan isn’t just about highways. It includes multimodal transportation like public transit, pedestrian, bicycling and aviation. While serving as a blueprint for future projects, it also designates how much local, state and federal funding is allocated for those projects. 

There are several ways you can participate between now and June 2:

Complete an online comment form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ADOTFiveYearSurvey

Attend the open public hearing of the State Transportation Board at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 20. Meeting information can be found at http://aztransportationboard.gov.

Email: [email protected]

Call the bilingual phone line at: 855.712.8530

Mail ADOT at: Attn: Courtney King, c/o ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson, Room 179, MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007

I also encourage you to visit the Five-Year Program web page to learn which projects - roads, bridges, safety improvement, transit and airports - are in the Tentative 2023-2027 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program.

ADOT is responsible for preserving the infrastructure we have built. The state highway system infrastructure is valued at $23.5 billion. Without a commitment to preservation, the system would cost $300 billion to replace. It’s ADOT’s responsibility to invest the funds in the Five-Year program to preserve the infrastructure we currently have. 

Let your voice be heard as part of ADOT’s planning and programming process. We look forward to hearing from you.

Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

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Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

March 18, 2022

PHOENIX - Several highways carrying significant passenger and freight traffic are targeted for expansion and improvement during the next five years as part of the proposed annual update to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s list of projects that will be available for public comment beginning Friday, March 18.

The 2023-2027 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program allocates $571 million for projects that widen highways or improve interchanges, including:

Widening Interstate 17 north of Phoenix from Anthem Way to Sunset Point, plus adding flex lanes from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point. The five-year plan contains $83.6 in 2022 for a total project cost of $469 million.

Widening the Gila River bridges between Phoenix and Casa Grande. Work on the $83 million project is set to begin in 2023 and is a key step toward ADOT’s goal of widening I-10 to three lanes in each direction between Phoenix and Tucson.

Constructing the first phase of the I-40/US 93 West Kingman interchange. The plan includes $125 million for construction in 2024.

Widening the last two-lane section of State Route 260 in the Lion Springs area. The plan includes $70 million for construction in 2026 and would complete ADOT’s goal of completing a four-lane divided highway along the entire SR 260 corridor.

Additionally, the tentative plan will invest more than $2.5 billion in pavement preservation projects across Arizona over five years, upgrading 400 lane miles of pavement from fair and poor condition to good condition. 

About $463 million would be invested in projects that improve highway safety, efficiency and functionality, including smart technology or adding shoulders. One of those projects would involve $68.1 million to expand broadband connectivity along I-40 from Flagstaff to the California state line. 

The I-17 and I-10 widening projects are able to advance through ADOT’s partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments, the regional planning agency that has committed some of the funds for those improvements.

“Governor Ducey’s mission for ADOT has been clear,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “Focus on the safety of the traveling public, improve our economy by expanding key commerce corridors and meeting critical preservation needs to protect the $23 billion investment that is Arizona’s State Highway System.” 

The 2023-2027 Tentative Five-Year Program also reaches ADOT’s goal of allocating $360 million per year for preservation of bridges and roadways throughout the state highway system. Preservation projects include repaving and repairing highways, along with repairing or reconstructing bridges. The tentative plan includes $445 million over five years for projects that improve highway safety, efficiency and functionality, such as smart technology or addition of shoulders.  

The public comment period for the 2023-2027 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program begins March 18 and ends at 5 p.m. June 2. The State Transportation Board is expected to consider formal action on the program at its June 17 meeting.

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

Public comments also may be made at an open public hearing of the State Transportation Board scheduled at 9 a.m. May 20. Meeting information can be found at http://aztransportationboard.gov

 

North to south, east to west, ADOT investing in road preservation

North to south, east to west, ADOT investing in road preservation

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North to south, east to west, ADOT investing in road preservation

North to south, east to west, ADOT investing in road preservation

By Ryan Harding / ADOT Communications
June 1, 2021

Much like vehicle maintenance, regular road maintenance is needed to keep highways in good functional condition. ADOT continually invests in maintenance of highways and state roads across Arizona that serve countless commercial trucks and passenger vehicles every day.

In fact, ADOT spent more than half a billion dollars (yes, billion with a “B”) on pavement preservation projects alone in a five-year period from 2016 to 2020.

The paving projects during this period covered the state from SR 389 in Fredonia near the Utah state line to SR 92 in Sierra Vista and Business 19 in Nogales; and from SR 95 in La Paz County to US 191 and US 163 in the Navajo Nation and SR 75 in Greenlee County and everywhere in between.

Steve Boschen, director of ADOT’s Infrastructure and Delivery Operations Division, acknowledges the importance of these kinds of maintenance projects saying, “This is an important investment that we make each year to help keep traffic and commerce flowing in and around the state.”

He added how even these basic maintenance projects help achieve ADOT’s True North of safely home for every driver.

And ADOT will continue to invest in maintenance of Arizona’s highway infrastructure. In fact, another pavement project is starting in Show Low this month. This project will repave a total of 11 miles of US 60 and SR 260 in Show Low. For more information on that project, visit azdot.gov/ShowLow.

In addition to state roads, ADOT has also administered dozens of paving projects to help maintain local streets in communities across Arizona.

From the Director: How to comment on ADOT's Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

From the Director: How to comment on ADOT's Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

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From the Director: How to comment on ADOT's Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

From the Director: How to comment on ADOT's Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

By John Halikowski / ADOT Director
March 22, 2021

Your input matters. The public comment period has begun for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program. You have until 5 p.m. June 3 to weigh-in and let us know where you think ADOT should spend its resources, to improve the state’s transportation system.

You can find the Tentative 2022-2026 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program at azdot.gov/tentative5year. It identifies proposed highway, freeway and airport capital improvement projects in the state. The document also provides projected costs and fiscal year when these proposed projects would begin.

We have several options for you to choose from, in offering your comments on the tentative program:

I encourage you to offer your comments on this important process, to help determine where ADOT should spend its resources and improve the state’s transportation system. 

Your input matters!

Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

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Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Public comment to begin for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

March 18, 2021

PHOENIX – Four corridors for passenger and freight traffic would receive funding for expansion and improvement during the next five years as part of the proposed annual update to the Arizona Department of Transportation's lineup of projects that will be available for public comment beginning Thursday, March 18.

The 2022-2026 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program allocates funding for several projects to widen highways and improve safety, including:

  • Adding lanes along Interstate 17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point, with construction on the $328 million project beginning in 2022.
  • Replacing the Gila River bridges on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande. Construction for that $83 million project is targeted for 2023.
  • Constructing the first phase of the I-40/US 93 West Kingman interchange. The $70 million project is expected to begin by 2024.
  • Widening US 93 between Tegner Street and Wickenburg Ranch Way. The $41 million project is scheduled for 2022.

Additionally, the tentative plan will invest more than $1 billion in pavement preservation projects across Arizona over five years, upgrading 581 lane miles of pavement from fair and poor condition to good condition. 

The I-17 and I-10 widening projects are able to advance through ADOT’s partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments, the regional planning agency that has committed some of the funds for those improvements.

“ADOT and the Maricopa Association of Governments are committed to safely and efficiently move people and freight on these two Key Commerce Corridors that will better connect Arizona to major markets, while helping us better compete for quality jobs, economic growth and prosperity,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said. “And just as importantly, ADOT is investing in projects that will preserve and maintain our highway system to keep our roads and bridges in good condition.”

The 2022-2026 Tentative Five-Year Program also reaches ADOT’s goal of allocating $320 million per year for preservation of bridges and roadways throughout the state highway system. Preservation projects include repaving and repairing highways, along with repairing or reconstructing bridges. The tentative plan includes $407 million over five years for projects that improve highway safety, efficiency and functionality, such as smart technology or addition of shoulders.

The public comment period for the 2022-2026 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program begins March 18 and ends at 5 p.m. June 3. The State Transportation Board is expected to consider formal action on the program at its June meeting.

The complete report will be available on March 18 at azdot.gov/tentative5year for review and comment. ADOT welcomes feedback via an online form that will be available at azdot.gov/tentative5year, by email at [email protected], by phone at 855.712.8530, and by mail Attn: Daina Mann, ℅ ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., Room 179, MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Public comments also may be made at three public hearings and a State Transportation Board study session. All hearings will be held virtually and begin at 9 a.m. on the following dates: 

  • March 19
  • April 16 
  • May 21
  • June 3

Meetings may be accessed through the State Board website at http://aztransportationboard.gov.

The State Transportation Board will meet virtually on June 18 at 9 a.m. to review and consider formal action on the final Five-Year Program.

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

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

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

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

September 15, 2020

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.

ADOT to hold virtual public hearing for Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

ADOT to hold virtual public hearing for Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

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ADOT to hold virtual public hearing for Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

ADOT to hold virtual public hearing for Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

April 14, 2020

PHOENIX – As public safety and health continue to be the top priority in these unprecedented times, the Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public hearing and board meeting Friday, April 17, to continue collecting public comments for the 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program.

The public hearing and board meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, will be accessible via telephone and web conference. The agenda and directions for participating are available now on the State Transportation Board website at aztransportationboard.gov.

Anyone who wishes to make a comment before the board must fill out and submit a comment request form before 8 a.m. Friday, April 17. That form is also available on the board’s website. There will not be an opportunity for members of the public to attend or comment in person. 

The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program is the proposed annual update to ADOT’s lineup of all statewide projects. The program allocates funding for preservation, modernization and expansion projects.

The public comment period for the 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program began on March 20 and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. The State Transportation Board will make its final decision in June about what will be in the updated Five-Year Program.

The complete Tentative Program document is available at azdot.gov/tentative5year for review and comment. ADOT welcomes feedback via an online form at azdot.gov/tentative5year, by email at fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov and by phone at 855.712.8530.

The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program proposes an average of approximately $310 million per year for preservation of bridges and roadways throughout the state highway system. This moves ADOT even closer to its goal of allocating $320 million per year for system preservation. Preservation projects include repaving highways, filling potholes, extending the life cycle of existing pavement and repairing or reconstructing bridges. Approximately 67 percent of all funding allocated to Greater Arizona will be directed to preservation projects from fiscal 2021 to fiscal 2025.

Drivers rely on Arizona’s highway system for their daily commutes, for weekend travel and for the delivery of goods and services to their communities. Keeping that system in good repair and functioning well is all part of ADOT’s focus during the next five years.

2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program comment period opens

2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program comment period opens

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2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program comment period opens

2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program comment period opens

By Laura Douglas / ADOT Communications
March 20, 2020

Those who drive Arizona’s highway system know it best – and you’re pretty good about telling us when you see something that needs improving or needs to be repaired.

Starting today, the Arizona Department of Transportation is asking everyone to take a look at our 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program and send us your thoughts and comments.

The plan is part of the proposed annual update to ADOT’s lineup of all statewide projects. The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program allocates funding for preservation, modernization and expansion projects.

The complete report, along with an online comment form, can be found at azdot.gov/tentative5year. You can also email [email protected] or call 855.712.8530 with your comments.

We want to hear from you! You’ve got until June 2 to send us your comments. The State Transportation Board will make its final decision on June 19 about what will be in the updated Five-Year Program.

Much of the 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program focuses on the preservation needs for our state highway system. The program proposes an average of approximately $310 million per year for preservation of bridges and roadways statewide. This moves ADOT even closer to its goal of allocating $320 million per year for system preservation.

Preervation projects include repaving highways, filling potholes, extending the life cycle of existing pavement, and repairing or reconstructing bridges. Approximately 67 percent of all funding allocated to Greater Arizona will be directed to preservation projects from FY 2021 to FY 2025.

Public comment begins March 20 for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Public comment begins March 20 for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

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Public comment begins March 20 for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Public comment begins March 20 for ADOT’s Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

March 18, 2020

PHOENIX – Drivers rely on Arizona’s highway system for their daily commutes, weekend travel, and the delivery of goods and services to their communities. Keeping that system in good repair and functioning well is all part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s focus during the next five years.

The plan is part of the proposed annual update to ADOT’s lineup of all statewide projects. The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program allocates funding for preservation, modernization and expansion projects.

The public comment period for the 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program begins Friday, March 20, and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. The State Transportation Board will make its final decision in June about what will be in the updated Five-Year Program.

The complete report will be available on Friday, March 20, on our website for review and comment. ADOT welcomes feedback via an online form that will also be available Friday, March 20, at azdot.gov/tentative5year, by email at fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov and by phone at 855.712.8530.

The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Program proposes an average of approximately $310 million per year for preservation of bridges and roadways throughout the state highway system. This moves ADOT even closer to its goal of allocating $320 million per year for system preservation. Preservation projects include repaving highways, filling potholes, extending the life cycle of existing pavement, and repairing or reconstructing bridges. Approximately 67 percent of all funding allocated to Greater Arizona will be directed to preservation projects from fiscal year 2021 to fiscal year 2025.

Flagstaff public hearing April 12 on Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Flagstaff public hearing April 12 on Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

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Flagstaff public hearing April 12 on Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

Flagstaff public hearing April 12 on Tentative Five-Year Construction Program

April 8, 2019

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Friday, April 12, in Flagstaff on the agency’s recommended plan for the next five years of construction projects statewide.

The hearing on the 2020-2024 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program begins at 9 a.m. in the Flagstaff City Council Chambers, located at 211 W. Aspen Ave.

The proposed annual update allocates funding for additional lanes along Interstate 17 between Anthem and Sunset Point, with construction beginning in 2020. The program also provides funding for design, scoping and an environmental assessment to widen Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande. Construction for that project is targeted for 2023.

Both projects are able to advance through ADOT’s partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments, the regional planning agency that has committed some of the funds for the I-17 and I-10 improvements.  

The proposal also reaches ADOT’s goal of allocating $260 million to $320 million per year for preservation of bridges and roadways throughout the $22.4 billion state highway system. Preservation projects include repaving highways, filling potholes, extending the life cycle of existing pavement, and repairing or reconstructing bridges.

The public comment period for the 2020-2024 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program began Friday, March 15, and ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. In addition to a March 15 public hearing in Tucson and Friday’s public hearing in Flagstaff, the comment period includes a public hearing in Phoenix on May 17. The State Transportation Board will make its final decision in June about what will be in the updated Five-Year Program.

The complete report, posted with a “how to read it” guide, is available azdot.gov for review and comment. ADOT welcomes feedback via an online form available at azdot.gov/Tentative5Year, by email at [email protected] and by phone at 855.712.8530.

Here are details on the remaining public hearings, a follow-up study session and the State Transportation Board’s June meeting at which the final Five-Year Program will be approved. All hearings begin at 9 a.m.:

April 12: Public hearing and State Transportation Board meeting at the City of Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff

May 17: Public hearing and State Transportation Board meeting in the ADOT Administration Building Auditorium, 206 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix

June 4: State Transportation Board study session in the ADOT Administration Building Auditorium, 206 S. 17th Ave., Phoenix

June 21: State Transportation Board meeting at the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside Council Chambers, 325 W. White Mountain Blvd., Lakeside