Transportation officials work to connect I-10 and I-19 south of Tucson

Inside Tucson Business » Government officials working on a study of the Sonoran Corridor Project say it would be “a regional economic catalyst,” noting that hooking up I-10 and I-19 near Tucson International Airport would be a “multilevel, multistep, multiyear economic development initiative” for Pima County and Southern Arizona.  The report on the project suggests that the new travel route ultimately chosen would significantly transform the regional economy, “adding billions of dollars (their estimated annual impact would be $32 billion) and tens of thousands of jobs (their estimate is 200,000 jobs) to the Tucson valley.”

2018-10-29T14:27:41-08:00October 12th, 2018|Arizona, Highways, Roads|

Transit Advocates: Is the White House Purposefully Delaying Project Funds?

Governing » Advocates say the Federal Transit Administration is sitting on nearly $1.8 billion that’s supposed to help build light rail lines, streetcars and subway improvements. Delaying these projects, they argue, could increase costs for local transit agencies.

Las Vegas chamber president headed to DC to push for I-11 funding

Las Vegas Review-Journal » Construction is underway for the first 15-mile segment of I-11 from Henderson to Boulder City, set to open by the end of this year. Although the route could take decades to build, the new freeway could provide a much-needed direct link between Las Vegas and Phoenix — the only two cities with populations of more than 1 million people that are not linked by an interstate.

2018-02-27T11:54:09-08:00February 23rd, 2018|Arizona, Highways, Nevada, Trump & Infrastructure|

First phase of interstate between Vegas, Phoenix underway

Roads & Bridges » Las Vegas and Phoenix are the only two cities with populations more than 1 million that are currently not connected by an interstate. The I-11 looks to change all that. The first phase in Boulder City is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018. Phase 1 will construct about 15 miles of new freeway around the southern and eastern perimeter of Boulder City, Nev., from I-515 to U.S. 93.

2018-02-09T10:42:22-08:00February 5th, 2018|Arizona, Highways, Nevada|

First girders a milestone for South Mountain Freeway interchange at I-10

WTOL 10 » The skyline is changing almost daily at Interstate 10 and 59th Avenue as an interchange takes shape that will connect with the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in west Phoenix. After work completed last weekend, motorists now see the first girders, more than six stories above I-10, for a flyover ramp that will carry South Mountain Freeway traffic to westbound I-10.

2017-11-06T12:14:08-08:00November 1st, 2017|Arizona, Bridges, Highways|
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