City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Feb. 27, 2008
Proposed road servicing Mobile area, recently annexed by Goodyear, subject of public meetings
GOODYEAR, AZ – A proposed 17-mile road to service the Mobile area recently annexed by the city of Goodyear will be the subject of three public meetings scheduled on March 11 and 12.
The two-lane roadway would run between the Sierra Estrella Mountains to the east and the Sonoran Desert National Monument to the west, linking Rainbow Valley Road and State Route 238.
The new road would provide current and future residents of the area with timely access to important emergency services, including fire, law enforcement, medical transportation. There would also be more direct access to other areas of Goodyear, as well as the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
The exact route has not yet been determined. The road would be between 15 and 17 miles long and include a right-of-way that is about 200 feet wide.
Because the proposed route of the roadway will impact land held by the Bureau of Land Management, the city of Goodyear must prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. The EIS will address the issues regarding the impact of building the roadway along the proposed route, and the impact of building along alternative routes identified by the BLM.
Because the BLM, a federal agency, will be involved in the process, input will also be sought from state and local governments, Indian tribes, the public and other federal agencies.
The public is encouraged to attend any of the following meetings:
- 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11
- Goodyear City Hall
- 190 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear
- 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12
- Global Water Conference Center
- 22590 North Powers Parkway, Maricopa
- 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 12
- Mobile Elementary School
- 42798 South 99th Ave., Mobile (north of State Route 238).
BLM staff and city of Goodyear resource specialists will be available to answer questions on the proposed Right-of-Way. For more information, contact Harvey Krauss, Community Development Director for the city of Goodyear, 623-882-7957.