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Maricopa County holding planning meeting

Staff Report~ 1/28/2015

NEW RIVER – The Maricopa Department of Transportation is asking for local residents’ input on the Transportation System Plan, which will outline the vision of the county transportation system for the next 20 years. A meeting will be held at New River Elementary School, 48827 N. Black Canyon Highway, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m., to discuss the future of transportation in the county. Additional transportation plan meetings will be held throughout the valley.

The Maricopa County Transportation System Plan is a long-range outline of the planning and construction of facilities through the year 2035. This plan was last updated in 2007. Maricopa County has experienced significant growth since then and now has a population of about four million people. The county is expected to grow even further; growth projections predict that Maricopa County will be home to over 6.4 million residents by 2035.

Maricopa County Department of Transportation planning officials are working to identify the roadway needs in unincorporated areas of the county, such as New River and Anthem, east of the I-17. In the local planning meeting, residents can share what updates they feel their roadways need now and what they expect them to need in future. 

For more information on the Transportation System Plan, see www.mcdot.maricopa.gov.