PHOENIX (AP) — State and federal transportation officers have formally chosen a hall in southern and central Arizona for building of Interstate 11, a proposed new freeway that may hyperlink the U.S.-Mexico border and Las Vegas.
The chosen 2,000-foot (610-meter)-wide meter) hall stretches 280 miles (451 kilometers) northward from the U.S. Mexico border to Wickenburg whereas skirting metro Phoenix’s west facet.
Relying on which of two options is chosen, I-11 would observe the prevailing Interstate 10 by Tucson or be routed throughout desert west of the town.
If planning and precise building of proceeds, I-11 could be constructed alongside a 400-foot (122-meter) route throughout the hall.
Parts of would use current freeways, similar to I-19 between Tucson and Nogales. A brief portion of I-11 has been constructed close to Las Vegas.
As envisioned by planners and supporters, I-11 might finally prolong northward to Canada.
No funding has been designated for additional design work or building, however supporters are eying the newly signed federal infrastructure invoice, the Casa Grande Dispatch reported.
That laws “gives a chance for our state to obtain important federal funding, beforehand unavailable, to assist the subsequent stage within the growth of Interstate 11,” Scott Higginson, govt director of the Interstate 11 Coalition, stated in a press release.