ADOT to host Nov. 19 meeting in Apache Junction for North-South Corridor Study

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The Arizona Department of Transportation, in a partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, is hosting a series of public meetings this week in Pinal County on the North-South Corridor Study.

In Apache Junction, the meeting is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. The agenda will include a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. followed by an open house.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and learn more about the study, possible routes and to provide comments.

The North-South Corridor is a proposed 45-mile transportation corridor that would link U.S. 60 near Apache Junction, south to Interstate 10 near Eloy. The meetings will provide information about the recently completed Alternatives Selection Report as part of the Environmental Impact Statement/Design Concept Report for the North-South Corridor Study, as well as allow people to comment on the study.

The Alternatives Section Report evaluated all the potential locations for the proposed highway and narrowed it down to possible corridors. Once completed, the North-South Corridor Study will identify a preferred alignment for the proposed transportation corridor in Pinal County.

All meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. followed by an open house. Additional meetings include:

– Tuesday, Nov. 18: Santa Cruz High School, 900 N. Main St. in Eloy.

– Thursday, Nov. 20: Coolidge-Florence Elks Lodge, 2241 N. Attaway Road in Coolidge.

A meeting also was scheduled for Nov. 17 at Walker Butte Elementary School, 29697 N. Desert Willow Blvd. in Queen Creek.

For more information, call the ADOT project information line at 855-712-8530, e-mail or visit the corridor website.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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