Have your voice heard regarding ADOT’s 5-year Transportation Facilities Construction program.
Holbrook, AZ - The White Mountain Regional Transportation Committee (WMRTC), comprised of eight communities throughout the White Mountains, is reviewing the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) tentative 2019-2023 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction program. WMRTC Chairwoman Dawnafe Whitesinger is requesting public input to ensure current and future transportation and safety needs of our region are included in the plan. Chairwoman Whitesinger and other committee members will be presenting our regional priorities to the State Transportation Board on May 18th.
The tentative program Includes several highway preservation and bridge rehabilitation projects, as well as a key expansion project. Each working to benefit Navajo County residents, businesses and visitors. As the plan is reviewed – see below for instructions – please contact Navajo County Public Works or ADOT to communicate which projects you support, or which projects or maintenance needs you feel are missing and should be included in the plan.
Significant paving and bridge rehabilitation projects planned for our region in ADOT’s five-year program include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pavement Preservation
- Repaving a segment of SR 260 through the City of Show Low.
- Regional partners are requesting that ADOT extend the project to Hon-Dah
- Widening of shoulders on Rim Road in Lakeside
- Repaving a segment of US 60 from FH 300 Apache-Sitgreaves to SR 61 east of Show Low
- Bridge Rehabilitation
- SR 73 Post Office Canyon Bridge
- US 163 Laguna Creek Bridge
- US 180 Jim Camp Wash Bridge and Cottonwood Wash Bridge
- Widening the last section of SR 260 near Star Valley (the Lion Springs section) beginning in fiscal year 2023, reaching ADOT’s goal of completing a four-lane divided highway along the entire length of that corridor.
In addition to the projects outlined above and others included in the plan, members of the WMRTC have identified the reconstruction of the Show Low Lake Road/Cub Lake Road and SR 260 Intersection as a project that should be included in the plan.
Navajo County residents and businesses are encouraged to review the 2019-2023 plan and provide feedback beginning now through June 5th by visiting ADOT’s web site at https://www.azdot.gov/planning/transportation-programming/tentative-program. The website includes the complete five-year plan, information on how to read the plan and how it works, and several options for providing public comment and feedback.
If you have questions about ADOT’s 2019-2023 tentative plan and would prefer to contact Navajo County directly with your questions and feedback, please contact the Public Works Department at (928) 524-4100.
For more information, contact:
Navajo County Government Relations Director
Office: (928) 524-4165