The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will allow the city of Goodyear to build the proposed Sonoran Valley Parkway near the Maricopa-Pinal County line largely on public lands.
The parkway will provide a direct route in southern Goodyear connecting Rainbow Valley Road to the community of Mobile and State Route 238, improving emergency response times in the area west of Maricopa.
“Above all, the federal government’s job is to keep our people safe and respect our neighbors,” said Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Joe Balash. “Today we are proudly fulfilling both of those missions. This project will improve emergency response times, which means lives will be saved. Additionally, the community will enjoy increased access to recreation and position the city of Goodyear for economic success well into the future. I appreciate the thoughtful approach of the BLM and the community toward balancing the needs of residents with management of sensitive desert habitat.”