Under the state of Arizona’s new 5-year transportation plan, major corridors for passenger and freight traffic would be expanded and improved during the next five years as part of a proposed annual update to ADOT’s lineup of projects.
The 2019-2023 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program also reaches the department’s goal of allocating at least $260 million per year for preservation of bridges and highways throughout the state highway system.
In addition, ADOT has proposed increasing the amount of preservation funding to $320 million per year during the next six to 10 years as part of the recently adopted Long-Range Transportation Plan, a blueprint for investment priorities over the next 25 years.
Preservation projects include repaving highways, filling potholes, extending the life cycle of existing pavement, and repairing or reconstructing bridges.
Key expansion projects round out the system by increasing mobility and connectivity while reducing traffic congestion.