September 14, 2012
YUMA — The Arizona Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the city of Yuma, is working on a study to assess the feasibility of a proposed corridor alignment along the southwestern portions of the city of Yuma.
The Yuma Expressway Study will evaluate the need to provide a southwest Yuma link to Interstate 8 and State Route 195. The study will also identify a proposed location for this roadway corridor alignment. The study area includes a two-mile corridor between County 14th Street to the south, Avenue D to the west, I-8 to the north and SR 195 to the east (please refer to attached fact sheet for study area map).
Public input is very important to the success of this study. Yuma County residents are invited to provide input and comments at an upcoming public open house.
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Yuma County Development Services Building (Aldrich Auditorium)
2351 West 26th Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
Currently, no funding for this proposed project has been identified. In order for it to move forward, it would need to be added to ADOT's Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, which serves as a blueprint for future projects and designates how much local, state and federal funding is allocated for those projects. A potential project goes through several levels of review to become part of the Tentative Five-Year Program before the program is presented to the State Transportation Board for consideration and approval.
For more information about the study, please visit please www.azdot.gov/yumaexpressway or contact Yuma District Senior Community Relations Officer Gabriella Kemp at 928.317.2165 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at email@example.com or 1.800.949.8057. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts at http://adotblog.blogspot.com.