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The State Transportation Board has unanimously approved $15 million in funding to conduct a tier one environmental impact study for the proposed Interstate 11, a multibillion-dollar project designed to connect Nogales to Las Vegas – and, likely in the longer run, Mexico to Canada.
In a move to ensure that the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study continues to move forward, the State Transportation Board approved the next step in the process and the funding to make it happen.
A two-year study to determine the feasibility of Interstate 11 – a corridor connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas and potentially Mexico to Canada – has been completed, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
Steve Monroe, ADOT’s senior residential engineer, said the plan is to have the direct route to Page reopened by May, prime time for tourists visiting that city.
As manager of the Lake Powell/Page Days Inn and Suites, Traci Varner has grown used to the call: A customer heading here on U.S. 89 comes to a traffic barrier and “Road Closed” sign with 30 miles to go.
Among the different agencies and organizations involved in fighting wildfires, the Arizona Department of Transportation may not come to mind. However, ADOT is active in helping to prevent wildfires both before and during wildfire season.
While U.S. Senators John McCain, R-AZ and Jeff Flake, R-AZ recently announced their support for the proposed Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor, local officials and the Arizona Department of Transportation say funding has not yet been identified to carry out the project, which is expected to cost billions of dollars.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division has expanded the central credential issuance process to all offices statewide, meaning that customers visiting a Motor Vehicle Division or Authorized Third Party office to obtain a new driver license or identification card will leave with a temporary credential. The permanent license or identification card will be mailed to the customer and received within 15 days.
Effective today, the newly designed Arizona driver license – and a new process to get it – are now in place.
Avra Valley Coalition organizer Albert Lannon brought the implications of a Cananmex Highway through the Avra Valley to the May 20 Citizens for Picture Rocks meeting. He detailed the effects on neighbors and wildlife, including the loss of jobs along the present Interstate 10 corridor and the negative impacts on health, tourism and water.
Thursday, May 15
Beginning June 16, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division is expanding central credential issuance to all offices statewide, meaning that customers visiting a Motor Vehicle Division office to obtain a new driver license or identification card will leave with a temporary credential. The permanent license or identification card will be mailed to the customer, and received within 15 days.
Tucson motorists need to be prepared for road restrictions this week on the newly widened section of Interstate 10 between Ruthrauff and Prince roads as crews begin final paving on the eastbound lanes to create a smooth driving surface, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Crews will return one week later to apply the new top layer of rubberized asphalt on the westbound lanes.
Travel restrictions remain in effect this week on Interstate 10 east of Tucson as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues guardrail work on a three-mile segment of the interstate near the Marsh Station interchange.
Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 east of Tucson will encounter lane restrictions throughout next week while the Arizona Department of Transportation moves closer to completing a $17.2 million improvement project near Marsh Station Road.
President Herbert Hoover once said that the high privilege of an engineer is watching an idea grow into a reality that elevates the standard of living. During this week’s observance of the annual Engineers Week, the Arizona Department of Transportation is recognizing the importance of engineers and the quality of life they help provide in the Grand Canyon State every day.
Loop 101 drivers in Glendale have a front-row seat to view of the progress being made on new freeway ramps that will connect with the Maryland Avenue Bridge near University of Phoenix Stadium.
Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 east of Tucson will encounter travel restrictions this week and the following week while the Arizona Department of Transportation conducts excavation and hauling operations near Marsh Station Road.
Strong winds predicted for today could lead to difficult driving conditions along with periods of blowing dust and low visibility on highways across much of the state, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
New eastbound lanes near Marsh Station scheduled to open Monday, Feb. 3
The Arizona Department of Transportation will install guardrail and conduct seeding operations east of Tucson next week as work nears completion on the construction of a new alignment of eastbound Interstate 10 near Marsh Station Road
The Arizona Department of Transportation will install guardrail and conduct seeding operations east of Tucson next week as work nears completion on the construction of a new alignment of eastbound Interstate 10 near Marsh Station Road.
The Explorer’s article on the I-11 public meeting on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation suffers from being an after-the-fact interview without being present at the meeting. Had your reporter been there he would have seen over 100 residents of the Avra Valley – from Picture Rocks, Three Points, Barrio Sapo, Old West Ranchettes, Avra Valley, etc. – in opposition to the Canamex Highway route being championed by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. That 56-mile highway would end a peaceful way of life in the Avra Valley that has endured for thousands of years.
Westbound Interstate 10 is closed this afternoon following multiple crashes in the Picacho Peak area, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Approximately 75 people attended the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) public information meeting last week to identify the preferred options for the proposed Interstate 11 corridor through southern Arizona. The public meeting was held in the Albert J. Garcia Auditorium on the Pasqua Yaqui Reservation at 7777 S. Camino Huivism.