Interstate 17 - Proposed Alternate Routes to Flagstaff
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is conducting preliminary studies to determine how to handle traffic on I-17 between Flagstaff and the Phoenix area. The study attempts to look decades into the future and is seeking answers to these questions:
- Do current and forecast conditions suggest the need for alternates
- Are there feasible alternates to I-17 that can address the needs
associated with current and forecast conditions?
- What additional planning studies, if any, should be done?
Of interest to me is that the "I-17 Alternatives" prepared by ADOT for the study shows only maps of proposed new highways. Why not a railroad up the existing I-17 corridor? Is it because the Arizona Department of Transportation is really only the Arizona Highway Department? Let's think outside the box!
The railroad (light rail?) could have special cars for bikes, or even for horses.
To make your comments to ADOT, fill out this form.
Ann Heitland, on issues affecting the value of Flagstaff real estate