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There isn’t much of a plan yet for Interstate 11, official says

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Carlos Lopez, center, and Michael Gorton, both of ADOT, speak to a resident Wednesday night at a public meeting to discuss the proposed Interstate 11./ Heather Smathers/PinalCentral

Large turnout for ADOT meeting in Casa Grande

By Heather Smathers | PinalCentral

While the Interstate 11 corridor is still a distant dream, state transportation officials are putting in some legwork now.

At a public meeting held Wednesday night in Casa Grande, officials from the Arizona Department of Transportation explained the proposed project and solicited feedback from residents. Jay Van Echo, I-11 study manager, told PinalCentral that it’s important to do the preliminary work now so that in 10 or more years, if funding is approved, all of the studies will be complete and the project will be shovel ready.

Van Echo told the crowd of about 60 that he values public input on projects.

 

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