No Money Committed But ADOT Wants Public Input On Next Phase Of North-South Corridor Study

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Pinal County are preparing for the next phase of the North-South Corridor study segment south of US 60.

Although officials have scheduled three public meetings to be held in mid-September, there currently is no funding committed or timeline established to build any portion of the North-South Corridor.

The public can provide comments through Sept. 27.

The North-South Corridor Design Concept Report (DCR) Tier 2 Environmental Study from US 60 to Arizona Farms Road (Segment 1) will:

  • Narrow the selected 1,500-foot corridor to a proposed 400-foot freeway alignment.
  • Identify environmental considerations and mitigation efforts.
  • Identify interchange locations and design concepts.
  • Develop other design features.

These public meetings will provide an overview of the Tier 2 study process, seek input from the public on the NSCS Segment 1 and answer questions. The same information will be presented at each meeting:

  • In-person: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Poston Butte High School, 32375 N. Gantzel Road, San Tan Valley
  • In-person: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd., Apache Junction
  • Virtual: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 (access information is available at

Information presented at each meeting will be the same. More details about the meeting, including the meeting materials and prerecorded presentation, are available on the study website at

The public may provide their comments on the study anytime until Sept. 27 by:

The North-South Segment 1 study area spans approximately 20 miles and extends from the town of Florence in the south to Apache Junction in the north. The study team will further evaluate Segment 1 to identify a preferred North-South alternative, which would include the alignment, interchange locations and other design features and evaluate associated environmental impacts and mitigation.

The full North-South Corridor is a proposed 55-mile future transportation route in Pinal County that would stretch from U.S. 60 in Apache Junction to Interstate 10 in Eloy and pass through the town of Queen Creek, city of Coolidge, town of Florence and portions of unincorporated Pinal County. The North-South corridor is also proposed to connect with the future extension of SR 24.

For more information on the current study and to provide comments visit

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