Pinal County seeks public input on recommended east-west parkway alternative

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Pinal County, in coordination with the cities of Maricopa and Casa Grande, is holding two informational meetings to invite the public to comment on a recommended alternative for a new east-west transportation corridor through western Pinal County.

Since the February 2013 public scoping meetings, possible parkway-concept corridor alternatives have been identified between State Route 347 and Interstate 10 to provide additional capacity and connectivity, according to a press release. In addition, the team also evaluated the consequences of not constructing a new transportation facility, known as the No Build Alternative.

Pinal County and the cities of Casa Grande and Maricopa are encouraging members of the public to attend one of the two upcoming informational meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to provide an update on the study, present the recommended alternative and provide the opportunity for public comment.

Those who cannot attend the public meetings can review meeting materials online starting on Friday, Nov. 13. Comments may be mailed to:

East-West Corridor Study
101 N. First Ave. Suite 2600
Phoenix AZ 85003

Comments can also be e-mailed to pinaleastwest@jacobs.com. The comment deadline is Nov. 27.

Meeting times, locations

A brief presentation on the study will be made at each meeting, followed by an open house where representatives from the County, City personnel and study team members will be present to answer questions. The presentation will be the same at each meeting.

Thursday, Nov. 12
6-8 p.m.
Presentation at 6:15 p.m.
Casa Grande City Council Chambers
510 E. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande

Thursday, Nov. 19
6-8 p.m.
Presentation at 6:15 p.m.
Copper Sky Multigenerational Center
Classroom A
44345 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Maricopa

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter or alternative documents, by calling 602-530-1697 or by faxing 602-253-1202. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange accommodations.

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