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bing101:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfNb9zVgcKw

sparker:
According to an article forwarded by today's AASHTO DTU, apparently ADOT and the Gila tribe are finally sitting down to discuss I-10 capacity improvements through their lands.  It appears that they're concerned that AZ 347 upgrades may not occur until the I-10 situation is in some way resolved; the tribe is addressing the whole 10/347 complex as a single entity within the discussion format.  A brief synopsis can be found at:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2018-10-18/study-to-identify-possible-improvements-for-i-10-corridor

Looks like there's finally some movement regarding a longstanding "standoff" between the Gila nation and ADOT regarding pushing I-10 out from its present 2+2 configuration.

ztonyg:

--- Quote from: sparker on October 18, 2018, 04:01:57 PM ---According to an article forwarded by today's AASHTO DTU, apparently ADOT and the Gila tribe are finally sitting down to discuss I-10 capacity improvements through their lands.  It appears that they're concerned that AZ 347 upgrades may not occur until the I-10 situation is in some way resolved; the tribe is addressing the whole 10/347 complex as a single entity within the discussion format.  A brief synopsis can be found at:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2018-10-18/study-to-identify-possible-improvements-for-i-10-corridor

Looks like there's finally some movement regarding a longstanding "standoff" between the Gila nation and ADOT regarding pushing I-10 out from its present 2+2 configuration.

--- End quote ---

I think it's more likely ADOT realized that the I-11 plan between Buckeye and Casa Grande will never happen and they now feel that this is the more feasible option.

sparker:
^^^^^^^^^^
If that's the case, then something reasonable -- like heading straight down AZ 85 to Gila Bend -- might be offered as a substitute for the Casa Grande routing.  As I've always said, the purpose of the I-11 Casa Grande "loop" was to serve as an artery for additional housing development in Maricopa and other areas around the periphery of the Gila lands; if that isn't forthcoming, then the basic point of a new-terrain facility is effectively moot.

Max Rockatansky:
Apparently the study is going to take 18 months.  If we're lucky we'd see a widening begin to be built sometime circa 2025.

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