Making I-10 safe!
The 23 miles of Interstate 10 (I-10), between Casa Grande and Chandler remains the only section of I-10 between the two major metropolitan areas that has not been expanded to at least six lanes. (See Figure 8 below.)
Significant population growth and increased traffic flows indicate the widening of this segment is critical.
Over $1.4 Trillion of freight travels along the I-10 annually.
With over 58,000 cars traveling along this portion of the interstate each day, the highway stretch is the site of nearly 300 crashes every year. (See Figure 10 below.)
The stretch is the only remaining high-crash corridor in Arizona and is considered the deadliest corridor along I-10.
Another 100-year flood, wiping out the Gila River bridge would be crippling to the region (the bridge has been flooded out twice in the past).
There is funding available to widen I-10 to the Pinal County line (15 miles); TIGER grants or direct appropriation may be funding sources.
Gila River Indian Community has committed to working with MAG to complete a project study.
A coalition developed by Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth will lead the effort to accelerate the widening of Interstate 10 from Casa Grande to Chandler.
Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth has contracted with transportation funding and advocacy professionals to pursue a much-needed solution.
The Alliance will speak as one voice on behalf of public and private sector entities to communicate a consistent message and achieve success.
Call to Action
Attend all meetings of the State Transportation Board until the project is approved. View the 2019 schedule: http://aztransportationboard.gov/schedule.asp
Secure resolutions in support of the project from all public and private sector entities impacted. Linked is an example of the resolution.
Donate funds to support the project effort.
Share the message across all communication mediums and have conversations with all influencers.
Please connect with us to join the effort, and we will contact you to discuss how you can help.