TEMPE, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation is looking for feedback from drivers to see if they can clear up congestion on the I-10 and the Broadway Curve.
The 11-mile stretch is one that encompasses multiple freeways and cities, like Phoenix, Guadalupe, Tempe, and Chandler, and sees roughly 300,000 cars each day.
"This is an area where we see a lot of lane changes...a lot of weaving traffic patterns," explained ADOT spokesperson Dustin Krugel. "That's because you have I-10 converging with U.S. 60 and a lot of traffic headed to Sky Harbor Airport."
ADOT is hosting a meeting on Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Tempe for them to lay out their proposed plans and to give the public a chance to ask questions and give feedback.
"We want to hear about their driving experience and we'd love to get their feedback on some of the ideas that we have on how to untangle the I-10."
One possibility they will be presenting will be adding another general lane and adding another HOV lane.
"We're also looking at...improving the access to the Sky Harbor Airport with a new SR-143 interchange being reconstructed," Krugel said.
They are also checking to see if adding what is called a Collector Distributor Road to make for a smoother ride.
"...What these roads do is they help improve traffic flow on the main line by diverting some of the destination traffic," Krugel explained.
These ideas are coming from multiple studies over the last decade.
More information from ADOT's website:
The public can provide input on the I-10 Broadway Curve Study at this open house meeting:
When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 (presentation at 6 p.m.)
Where: Rio Salado College Conference Center, 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Who: Representatives from ADOT’s I-10 Broadway Curve Study Team will be available to hear comments and answer questions.
Funding for the potential project is allocated through the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan approved by county voters in 2004.
Construction could begin in 2021.
For those unable to attend, there are still plenty of ways to provide feedback, including:
- Online: azdot.gov/I10BroadwayCurve
- Mail: ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix AZ 85007
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bilingual Hotline: 602.501.5505
Comments must be received by April 1 to be considered part of the scoping process for the I-10 Broadway Curve Study.
For more information, visit azdot.gov/I10BroadwayCurve.