ADOT cleanup
ADOT is performing cleanup alongside I-17 near Anthem Way in order to turn the area back into state land.
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ADOT performing cleanup alongside I-17

Staff Report~ 6/11/2014

ANTHEM – The land alongside the I-17 south of Anthem Way, near Opportunity Way, is getting a renovation.

This area has been the site of illegal dumping. Now, ADOT is working to remove the debris and return the land to its original state.

“The Arizona Department of Transportation is wrapping up work to remove materials from illegal dumping along the west side of Interstate 17 south of the Anthem Way interchange, in order to turn what had been leased property back to the State Land Department,” reported ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.

Years ago, this property was the site of the Desert Hills Rest Area. This rest area was closed prior to the building of the Anthem community.

“ADOT and State Land reached an agreement to end the lease,” noted Nintzel.
“Crews have spent the past five weeks removing old landscape materials, piles of dead brush and trees, and other trash from the site.”

The work is nearing completion.