A study on the environment impact of Interstate 11 is now ready for the public to view.
The study has been in the works for three years on the interstate that would travel through metro Phoenix. The interstate would go from Nogales to Wickenburg, and The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration called the report a milestone in the process of creating the 280 mile corridor.
In 2018, the state agency had already set aside $155 million for the interstate for the next five years, and ADOT plans to commit another half-billion dollars in the next 20 years. The study looked into light pollution, visual quality, and the quality of landscape.
“An alignment determining where I-11 could be built would be decided during a future phase of design and environmental studies. Currently, however, there are no plans or funding available to initiate these Tier 2 studies,” said ADOT.
The draft for the Tier 1 design can be viewed online, and residents can submit comments on the plan, either online or in person, through May 31.
Residents can also attend meetings to voice their opinions about the interstate:
April 29, 5 to 8 p.m. at Palo Verde Energy Education Center, 600 N. Airport Road, Buckeye
April 30, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wickenburg Community Center, 160 N. Valentine St., Wickenburg
May 1, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 777 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande