PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation's blueprint for the state's highway system has been released and will be up for approval next month.
The Final 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, a vision for the state’s transportation system over the next 25 years, is not project-specific. Rather, it "sets transportation investment priorities for ADOT and partner agencies based on anticipated future revenues and costs for improvements," according to a release.
ADOT will present the final plan for consideration and action at the State Transportation Board’s Oct. 20 meeting in Yuma.
Nearly 10,000 Arizonans took surveys, attended public meetings and shared comments through the public involvement process, ADOT officials said.
"Their input made it clear that ADOT’s top priority should be fixing roads and preserving and maintaining existing infrastructure, along with prioritizing highway projects that address growth and improve highways in rural areas," the released stated.
The final plan includes a projection of $69 billion in transportation revenues, including state, federal and regional funds, between 2026 and 2050, including funding from the new federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
It also points to anticipated transportation needs totaling $231 billion over that same 25-year period.
The plan, which is updated every five years with input from the public, is available for review at www.adot2050plan.com.