Photo Courtesy ADOT: ADOT has released its final 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan. Shown is the part of the Loop 303 near Phoenix.
State Transportation Board will review at its October meeting
Contributed Article/Courtesy ADOT
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has released the Final 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan that provides a blueprint and vision for the state’s transportation system over the next 25 years.
The plan, which is not project-specific, sets transportation investment priorities for ADOT and partner agencies based on anticipated future revenues and costs for improvements.
ADOT will present the final plan for consideration and action at the State Transportation Board’s Oct. 20 meeting in Yuma.
A broad cross-section of Arizonans, nearly 10,000 in all, took surveys, attended public meetings, and shared comments through the public involvement process. Their input made it clear that ADOT’s top priority should be fixing roads and preserving and maintaining existing infrastructure, along with prioritizing highway projects that address growth and improve highways in rural areas.
The final plan includes a projection of $69 billion in transportation revenues, including state, federal, and regional funds, between 2026 and 2050, including funding from the new federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It also points to anticipated transportation needs totaling $231 billion over that same 25-year period.
The plan, which is updated every five years with input from the public, is available for review at ADOT2050plan.com.