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Five-year construction program approved by state

Staff Report~ 6/18/2014

PHOENIX – Projects to preserve, modernize, and expand Arizona’s highway system have now been formally approved to move forward over the next five years.
The State Transportation Board has voted to adopt the 2015-2019 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. The board’s action determines which projects are now programmed in Greater Arizona, while allocating dedicated funding to the preservation of Arizona’s existing highway system over the next five years.
Projects to be undertaken:

  • State Route 347 Railroad Overpass: Total project cost is $55 million. 
    FY 2015: $5.5 million allocated for design and $500,000 allocated for right of way. 
    FY 2016: $5.5 million allocated for right of way. 
    FY 2017: $7.3 million allocated for right of way. 
    FY 2020: $36.2 million for construction.
  • State Route 189, Nogales to Interstate 19: Total project cost is $69 million.
    FY 2016: $2 million allocated for environmental work. 
    FY 2018: $4 million allocated for design. 
    FY 2022: $63 million for construction (note that this portion of the project is in the 2020-2024 Development Program).
  • US 60, Show Low to Little Mormon Lake: $6 million allocated in FY 2018 for this project, which will add turn lanes, widen the roadway and construct intersection improvements.
  • US 60, Silver King Section and Superior Streets: $45 million allocated in FY 2015 for this widening project (reconstruct to a four-lane roadway with a center turn lane).
  • US 95, Fortuna Wash Bridge Construction: $13.5 million allocated in FY 2015 for construction of a new bridge.
  • State Route 260, Interstate 17 to Thousand Trails: $62 million allocated in FY 2016 for construction of this widening project.
  • State Route 89, State Route 89A to Deep Well Ranch Road: $15 million allocated in FY 2017 for a corridor widening project that will improve capacity, operations and safety.
  • State Route 260, Lion Springs Section: $5 million allocated in FY 2019 for design work on this widening project.
  • Interstate 15, Bridge No. 1: $2.5 million allocated in FY 2017 for design and $33 million allocated in FY 2019 for bridge replacement.

The Five-Year Program serves as a blueprint for future projects and designates how much local, state and federal funding is allocated for those projects. The Five-Year Program is updated annually, starting with a long-range visioning process, moving into a realistic 20-year plan, and, finally, the Five-Year Program. The program is developed by working closely with local planning organizations and community leaders to identify projects.
Funding for the Five-Year Program is generated by the users of transportation services, primarily through the gasoline tax and the vehicle license tax.