ADOT Survey: Arizona Drivers Rank Road Safety And Expansion As Top Investment Priorities

By Carrie Jung
Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:59am

Arizona drivers said they consider road safety and road expansion as some of their top priorities when it comes to transportation system investment. That’s according to a recent survey distributed by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The agency asked for public feedback on long term investment goals last fall to help them update their Long Range Transportation Plan.

"Different communities have different needs. Northern Arizona has different needs from Southern Arizona," explained Laura Douglas, an ADOT spokesperson. "And it really is about getting a sense for what communities are looking forward to in the next 25 years or so."

As for budget allocation, survey responders voted to give road expansion and preservation projects the most funding.

Officials with ADOT said the Long Range Transportation Plan update should be completed by this Fall.