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ADOT Seeks Public Comment On North-South Corridor

By Tom Maxedon
Published: Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:14pm

The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a newly released environmental impact study for a proposed 55-mile stretch of freeway.

The so called North-South Corridor would stretch from U.S. 60 in Apache Junction to I-10 in Eloy.

The proposed freeway also would pass through Coolidge, Florence and portions of Pinal County and extend State Route 24 from Ironwood Drive to the North-South Corridor. 

Laura Douglas, spokesperson for ADOT, said “It’s important to note that this is a draft document and it provides the public and agencies with that opportunity to comment on the last three years of work and technical analysis the study team has done. And this is for a proposed highway. We’re equally evaluating the no-build alternative.”  

There is no timeline for construction nor cost estimates for the project as a Tier 2 study will need to be funded.

People can comment online or attend one of three public meetings beginning in October.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Florence High School
1000 S. Main St.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Eloy City Hall
595 N. C St.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Poston Butte High School
32375 N. Gantzel Road
San Tan Valley

Printed copies of the Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement are available for review at the following locations:

Eloy Santa Cruz Library: 1000 N. Main St., Eloy, 85131

  • Coolidge Public Library: 160 W. Central Ave., Coolidge, 85128
  • Florence Community Library: 778 N. Main St., Florence, 85132
  • Apache Junction Public Library: 1177 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction, 85119
  • Queen Creek Library: 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, 85142