LAS VEGAS - Two years ago, the Nevada
and Arizona departments of transportation launched a study to determine the
feasibility of building a new multimodal interstate corridor linking Las Vegas
and Phoenix, while stretching south to Mexico and potentially north to Canada.
That study is now nearing completion and will include one more opportunity for
the public to get involved and provide comments. Three public meetings and a
month-long online virtual meeting are scheduled for the Interstate 11 and
Intermountain West Corridor Study to gather comments for the draft Corridor
Concept Report, a document that will outline the vision for the corridor,
reinforce the justification for building a new multiuse interstate corridor and
define an implementation plan to move this project forward.
Corridor Concept Report and the supporting technical reports and work products
will determine whether sufficient justification exists for a new multimodal
transportation corridor. It will also establish potential alternatives for the
new I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor. The report will outline four
chapters: the need for a high-capacity, multimodal corridor to link economies;
corridor alignment recommendations that link metro areas and connect
communities; the economic value of investment in the corridor; and a call to
action, emphasizing the need for continued collaboration to move the I-11 and
Intermountain West Corridor forward. Three public meetings will be held during the month of June:
June 18, 6 to 8 p.m.;
presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tucson Electric Power Community Room: 88 E. Broadway
June 25, 6 to 8 p.m.; presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Palo Verde Energy Education Center: 600 N. Airport Road in Buckeye.
Las Vegas Area
26, 4 to 7 p.m.; presentation at 5:30 p.m. Fifth Street Historical School: 401
S. Fourth St.
From June 18 through July
18, the public can participate in a virtual meeting, reviewing the latest
project information and providing feedback online. This month-long virtual
meeting will be hosted on the project website, I-11
NDOT and ADOT have been working
together since the summer of 2012 on the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West
Corridor Study, which includes detailed corridor planning of an interstate link
connecting the Las Vegas and Phoenix metropolitan areas, while extending the
corridor through southern Arizona to Mexico and potentially north to Canada. In
2012, Congress designated the future I-11 corridor between Phoenix and Las
Vegas as part of the current surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for
Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study is a two‐year, multiphase,
high‐level study examining the feasibility, benefits, opportunities and
constraints of a proposed new interstate highway corridor. The study is
expected to be completed this summer. Funding to construct this new corridor
has not been identified. In addition to the Nevada and Arizona departments of
transportation, other study partners are the Maricopa Association of
Governments, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Federal
Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration.
information about the I‐11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study and to sign up
for updates, visit I-11