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swbrotha100:
So I was on the ADOT website the other day. According to ADOT, more than 75% of US 93 in Arizona is 4 lane divided highway. Definitely better than back in the early 1990s. Any thoughts? Unlike the Nevada section, I don't see much conversion towards a future I-11 anytime soon, but I guess that could change.

dfwmapper:
The Antelope Wash section will be finished in a couple months. The SR 71 to SR 89 section is starting construction soon. The Carrow-Stephens section (search Google Maps for Gunsight Canyon, Arizona) is in design, and was scheduled for construction in FY2016 but got bumped tentatively to FY2023. The Cane Springs section is a 2016 design, and whenever they get money construction (probably FY2027 or later unless money starts raining from the sky). That leaves the east I-40 interchange, a couple miles on the north side of Wikieup, 20+ miles between the Santa Maria River and SR 71 (i.e. where the Joshua trees are), and whatever ends up happening with Wickenburg. It's good progress, but there's a lot of work to go, and no real plans on what will be done or when besides the handful of projects I just mentioned. Arizona is broke and everything that can be deferred is being deferred to free up money for pavement preservation, so it may be another 15 years before anything else gets rolling.

Henry:
I wouldn't hold my breath for a future I-11 conversion either, but the way things are going, we just might get to see it within the next 25 years or so.

707:
My main hope is that they get US 93 updated to four lanes as soon as possible. In the mean time, they should redirect at least the truck traffic from Las Vegas to Phoenix down I-17. My family often uses all of US 93 and the congestion along the narrow sections worries me at times.

707:
I've subscribed to updates from ADOT. Recently I got an email updating the progress on US 93. Seems ADOT is fairly optimistic that the four lane conversion will be done around 2016. The email goes as follows:

Day work requires minimal delays this week on US 93 west of Wickenburg
Work scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday
                                                                                       
Work continues on the expansion project on US 93 (mileposts 185-190) west of Wickenburg and will require minimal delays this week on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24 and 25 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews place temporary concrete barrier and restripe the roadway. Drivers will be guided with flaggers and stopped intermittently at various locations throughout the work zone.

ADOT began this expansion project in February to widen US 93 between State Route 71 and State Route 89. The $12.5 million project, reconstructing the highway into four lanes, is expected to be completed in 2016.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

For more information about this project, please call Tricia Lewis at 928-606-2420 or email tlewis@azdot.gov.

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Don't know if this will help, but the news article below states Arizona approved a $15 Million Environmental Study for I-11 in December 2014. It also seems the proposed extension to Tucson/Nogales for the project hasn't died either.

http://kjzz.org/content/78150/arizona-state-transportation-board-approves-15m-i-11-environmental-study

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