Coolidge steady in support of freeway alignment despite Eloy objections

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner

The Coolidge City Council approved a resolution Monday night reaffirming its preference for the eastward alignment for the North-South Corridor — a preference that some council members feel has come under threat by neighboring communities.

The resolution, which was initially placed on the consent agenda for the evening, was pulled off by Mayor Jon Thompson to give council an opportunity to voice any comments or concerns.

The North-South route is just one of several roadway projects across Pinal County proposed by the Regional Tax Authority and funded through a half-cent excise tax. While the plan was approved by voters in a special election held on November 2017, the RTA tax is currently the subject of a lawsuit, which argues the tax is “illegal”.

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Map of the proposed North-South Corridor with the differing alignments identified. On Monday night, the Coolidge council reiterated the city’s preference for the E4 alignment. City of Coolidge / Coolidge Examiner
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