PHOENIX (AP) — State and federal transportation officers have formally chosen a hall in southern and central Arizona for development of Interstate 11, a proposed new freeway that might 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 aspect.
Relying on which of two alternate options is chosen, I-11 would monitor the present Interstate 10 by way of Tucson or be routed throughout desert west of town.
If planning and precise development of proceeds, I-11 could be constructed alongside a 400-foot (122-meter) route throughout the hall.
Parts of would use present 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 may finally prolong northward to Canada.
No funding has been designated for additional design work or development, 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 improvement of Interstate 11,” Scott Higginson, government director of the Interstate 11 Coalition, mentioned in an announcement.
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