[OPINION] Yes on Propositions 416/417

Jeff Serdy

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county 

Letter to the Editor | Apache Junction Independent

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)

Over the past few weeks there have been several letters/editorials appearing in local publications in opposition to ballot measures 416/417. These propositions would finally facilitate much needed infrastructure enhancements to the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon area.

Have a court date in Florence or business to transact in Tucson? Imagine jumping on the North/South interconnect where the U.S. Highway 60 freeway presently ends close to Goldfield Road and driving a straight shot to either city. Need to drop off a traveler at Phenix-Mesa Gateway Airport? Take this same interconnect and turn west onto the State Route 24 and arrive in 10 minutes.

There are more positives however, including finally jump starting the Lost Dutchman Heights project that lies in the unused state trust land to the East of this new alignment. The once talked about and much needed Gold Canyon bypass is probably never going to happen in the format it had previously been discussed in. Propositions 416/417 are the best bet to finally get a relief route to the South so that traffic could flow freely during Renaissance Festival season, or in the event of an emergency blockage.


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October 2017