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Arizona and Nevada to host public meetings for the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study

Recommended alternatives to be presented
October 04, 2013

PHOENIX – The Arizona and Nevada departments of transportation will host a series of five public meetings this month to present the range of alternatives under consideration for the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor and provide the results of the preliminary analysis.

The two transportation departments have been working together for more than a year on the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study, which includes detailed corridor planning of a possible high-priority interstate link between the Phoenix and Las Vegas metropolitan areas, along with high-level visioning for potentially extending the corridor north to Canada and south to Mexico.

Since July, the study team has completed the Corridor Justification Report and has explored the universe of alternatives for potential routes from Mexico to northern Nevada. That broad range of possible corridor alternatives recently underwent an evaluation and screening process by the study team, based on criteria endorsed by stakeholders to narrow down the number of alternatives recommended for further analysis. The October meetings will allow the public to view the recommended alternatives from that initial screening prior to the study moving forward.

Each of the five public meetings will focus on a specific segment of the proposed I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor. The meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. local time with an open house, followed by a presentation at 6 p.m. The meetings are as follows:

  • Phoenix Metropolitan Area: Oct. 8 at the Avondale City Council Chambers: 11465 W. Civic Center Drive in Avondale, AZ
  • Northern Arizona: Oct. 9 at the Mohave County Public Works Building, Turquoise Room: 3715 Sunshine Drive in Kingman, AZ
  • Southern Arizona: Oct. 10 at the Pascua Yaqui Reservation’s Albert J. Garcia Auditorium: 7777 S. Camino Huivism in Tucson, AZ
  • Northern Nevada: Oct. 16 at the Carson City Community Center, Bonanza Room: 851 E. William St. in Carson City, NV
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Area: Oct. 17 at the NDOT District I Main Training Room: 123 E. Washington St. in Las Vegas, NV

Comments can be submitted at any of the public meetings or via the website at www.i11study.com on the “Get Involved” page.

The Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study is a two-year, multiphase, high-level study examining the feasibility, benefits, opportunities and constraints of a proposed new interstate highway corridor. This initial study is expected to be completed next year. Funding to construct a potential corridor has not been identified.

In addition to the Arizona and Nevada departments of transportation, the Maricopa Association of Governments, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration are partners in this study.

For more information about the I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study and to sign up for updates, visit www.i11study.com.

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Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en [email protected]. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.