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Public hearing scheduled on ADOT's $7.9 billion, 5-year construction plan

PHOENIX – On Friday, the Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the agency's recommended statewide program for construction projects over the next five years.

The event can be attended both in-person and virtually and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Tucson City Hall Council Chambers, 255 W. Alameda Ave. Requests for online comments will be accepted until 8:00 a.m. Friday.

According to ADOT, the interim five-year transportation construction program for 2025-2029 is a nearly $8 billion program that will invest in pavement and bridge preservation projects in Arizona.

The plan would fund more than $2.4 billion for these improvements over the next five years.

What are some of the investments to preserve, rehabilitate and replace pavements and bridges in Arizona?

  • $508 million for road construction projects on Interstates 10, 17 and 40.

  • $690 million for paving projects on other routes, including U.S. 93 and 60 and state highways 64, 160, 260 and 347.

  • $170 million for bridge projects on the interstates and $82 million for other routes.

According to ADOT, this also includes widening Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande.

The agency said the I-10 expansion project came about through ADOT's partnership with the Maricopa Association of Governments, which provided some of the funding for the improvements.

Almost $2 billion construction Projects were planned in collaboration with the Maricopa Association of Governments.

Other improvements in Maricopa County include:

The ADOT program was developed in collaboration with local governments and regional transportation planning organizations to prioritize projects ready for construction or planning.

The program is funded by a mix of federal and state funds as well as users of transportation services, primarily gasoline and diesel taxes and vehicle taxes. The Maricopa and Pima County regions have independent revenue streams created by voter-approved sales tax increases, which will allow additional expansion projects to be implemented.

Public comment on the program closes May 24 at 5 p.m. The State Transportation Board is expected to consider formal action on the program at its June 21 meeting, ADOT said.

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