North-south freeway route proposed to meet SR24 south of Apache Junction

Apache Junction City Manager Bryant Powell. / Photo Arianna Grainey

By Richard H Dyer | Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent

The north-south corridor Pinal County voters in 2017 approved funding for should head south from Apache Junction at U.S. Highway 60 and Mountain View Road, according to a preferred route approved recently by the City Council.

“This map represents preferences of municipalities within Pinal County, so we’re all adopting — or requesting that city councils adopt — this preferred corridor. It doesn’t mean that this is the final alignment. It just means what they’ll go forward and study and create a final alignment at some point,” Apache Junction Assistant City Manager Matt Busby said at the council’s July 15 work session. “This won’t represent some final alignment, although we hope it’s very near this. But it’s just our united effort to say this is what we want.”

The Apache Junction City Council, at a meeting July 16, approved in a consent agenda a resolution supporting a route as detailed in the Pinal Regional Transportation Plan approved by the voters of Pinal County.

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