The Bureau of Land Management has announced that it is giving its approval for the construction of a two-lane parkway in Arizona that will be built primarily on public land.
The Sonoran Valley Parkway has been talked about and under review for years. It will stretch from the Rainbow Valley Road in southern Goodyear to Arizona State Route 238, which runs east to west through the community of Mobile.
In a statement, Leon Thomas, Phoenix District Manager for the BLM, said the parkway upon completion will “increase access to public services for the surrounding communities, significantly decreasing emergency service travel distances from approximately 60 miles to 18 miles.”
As projected, the two-lane parkway, which will slice through the upper border of the Sonoran Desert National Monument land, will serve up to 24,000 vehicles a day.
The City of Goodyear is now involved in the process of finalizing the design for the project. It is thought that it will take around 32 months for the building of the new parkway to be completed.
By Garry Boulard
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