The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting engineering and environmental studies to develop a long-range plan for improvements to the Lupton traffic interchange (TI) located on I-40. This interchange is located near the New Mexico state line and provides access to the community of Lupton, a variety of local business interests and a rest area. A series of improvements will be developed to improve the bridge at the traffic interchange, frontage roads connecting to the traffic interchange, drainage and other issues that may also be identified during the study. Environmental issues will also be assessed. When the reports are complete, potential projects will be identified and priorities established for future inclusion in ADOT's construction program when funding is available.