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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Citizens Urged To Provide Comments by June 5 for AZ Department of Transportation’s Five-Year Plan

City of Show Low asks for support of five local road projects

 

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (April 17, 2018) – The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued its Tentative Five-Year Transportation Plan and is asking for public feedback until 5 p.m. June 5. The tentative plan is available at azdot.gov by selecting Planning, Transportation Programming, Tentative Program, with direct links to the Tentative Program for 2019-2023 and a “submit comments” form.

Local citizens are urged to send comments to ADOT in support of five state highway projects in the region. Three of the five are listed on the five-year plan, while two are requests by City of Show Low staff. Without public support, projects are often moved to later years or canceled completely.

Three existing projects to support:

1)   FH300 Apache Sitgreaves SR61 (page 25 in the plan) would mill and overlay US60 (Deuce of Clubs) from Forest Service 300 Road through Show Low to the junction at SR61.

2)   Church Street to Knottingham Lane (page 33) would mill and overlay SR260 (White Mountain Road) from the downtown Show Low area south to Knottingham Lane in Scotts Pine Meadow.

3)   Lion Springs Section (page 32) would widen a two-mile stretch of SR260 outside Star Valley to a four-lane roadway.

A new request by the city is to add reconstructing the intersection of SR260 with Show Low Lake and Cub Lake Roads to the five-year plan. The project would realign the intersection in four directions, install dedicated right-turn lanes and install dedicated left-turn green arrows.

Another staff request, once considered by ADOT but later removed, is to widen sections of SR260 between Heber and Show Low to increase capacity and safety.

Submit comments online through ADOT’s website, by email to fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov, by phone at (855) 712-8530 on in person at a State Transportation Board meeting on Friday, April 20, at the City of Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Avenue or Friday, May 18, at ADOT’s Administration Building Auditorium, 206 S. 17th Avenue in Phoenix.

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