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Public input sought for ADOT Tentative Five-Year program

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Marana is hosting the second public meeting for the ADOT Tentative Five-Year Program.

On April 11, at 9 a.m. the public will be meeting to discuss the direction of the 2015-2019 Transportation Facilities Construction Program. 

The Five Year Program is actually updated every year and serves as a blueprint that details where, when and how regional, state and federal funding will be spent for projects over the next five years to improve Arizona's  transportation infrastructure - this includes highways, bridges, transit and aviation.

The focus for the 2015-2019 will be to preserve state highways, keeping them in good repair, as well as moving other projects forward. 

Funding for the 2015-2019 program has not been reduced, according to an ADOT release, as ADOT cut more than $350 million from the 2014-2018 budget.  Pima County will receive $349 million over the next five years.   

The 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program is available for public review and comment at azdot.gov/fiveyearprogram. ADOT has developed a "how to read it" guide and welcomes feedback at fiveyearprogram@azdot.gov.

The State Transportation Board will consider all public comments received by May 20. The first public hearing was held in March in Phoenix. The third and final public hearing will be held on May 9 in Flagstaff. The board is expected to adopt the final 2015-2019 Five-Year Program at the June 13 meeting in Willcox.

Below are the details for the April and May public hearings and the June board meeting:

April 11 at 9 a.m.: Public hearing and board meeting in the Town of Marana Council Chambers, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive, Marana, AZ 85653

May 9 at 9 a.m.: Public hearing and board meeting in the City of Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

June 13 at 9 a.m.: Board meeting in the City of Willcox Council Chambers, 300 W. Rex Allen Drive, Willcox, AZ 85643

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