Highway bill would extend Arizona's Interstate 11

Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski praised Arizona U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake for introducing the Intermountain West Corridor Development Act of 2015.
Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski praised Arizona U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake for introducing the Intermountain West Corridor Development Act of 2015. | Contributed photo
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Director John Halikowski said on Thursday that he appreciates the efforts of U.S. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in introducing the Intermountain West Corridor Development Act of 2015.

The act would designate Interstate 11 across Arizona from border to border by establishing a new international trade corridor, and would also extend the Interstate north through Nevada, with plans to connect with existing high-priority corridors to the Canadian border.

The Intermountain West Corridor Development Act formalizes and reinforces ADOT’s concept for Interstate 11 in Arizona.

“I applaud the efforts of Senators McCain and Flake for their continued support to make Interstate 11 a reality,” Halikowski said. “As a part of ADOT’s Key Commerce Corridor plan, investment in corridors like Interstate 11 provides tremendous opportunities for Arizona to connect to other economic centers and up our game through increased trade, tourism, commerce, job growth and economic development throughout Arizona and the Intermountain West.”

Other benefits of extending Interstate 11 include connections to major trade hubs, roadways and railways, and improvements to safety and travel time along the north-south corridors of the western U.S.

Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Dean Heller (R-NV) also support the legislation.

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