City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: Feb. 7, 2008
Correction: ADOT’s first meeting on I-10 widening to be held at Verrado Middle School
GOODYEAR, AZ – The first of several public meetings addressing the widening of Interstate 10 will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 7 at Verrado Middle School Gymnasium, 20880 W. Main St., Buckeye. The location was incorrectly posted as Verrado High School.
West Valley residents are encouraged to attend the public meetings on February 7, 12 and 13 addressing the road work. The project will widen I-10 between Interstate 17 and State Route 85. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is conducting the following meetings:
6 to 8 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 7 - Verrado Middle School Gymnasium, 20880 W. Main St., Buckeye
6 to 8 p.m., Tues., Feb. 12 - Lattie Coor School Gymnasium, 1406 N. Central Ave., Avondale
6 to 8 p.m., Wed., Feb. 13 - Desert Oasis Elementary Gymnasium, 8802 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix
An open house format will be used and residents can drop in anytime during the meeting. There will be no formal presentations, but ADOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions. The same information will be given at each meeting.
The widening of I-10 is one of the first elements of a 20-year Regional Transportation Plan for Maricopa County that was funded through a voter-approved half-cent sales tax. A commitment of $2.6 million by Goodyear, Avondale and Litchfield Park was instrumental in getting the portion of the widening project from Dysart Road to Sarival Avenue moved up to 2009 from 2011. Goodyear’s contribution to this portion of the work is $1.5 million or 11 percent.
For more information, call Brock Barnhart, ADOT at 602-712-8147 or call the I-10 hotline at 602-288-9905 or go to www.azdot.gov/ValleyFreeways.