ADOT continues seeking input from residents on the proposed Sonoran Corridor.
The proposed corridor would connect I-10 and I-19 near the Tucson International Airport.
According to a Pima County report, the corridor would aim to facilitate economic growth in southern Arizona and would create an economic impact of $32 billion along with 200,000 jobs in the area.
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Despite that estimated economic growth, many still aren't on board. Allen Nolden drives throughout the south side of Tucson everyday, and while at first he didn't want the corridor he's changed his mind.
"I know a lot of Tucsonans like I said we don't really want Tucson to grow too fast, but at the same time that's inevitable but at the same time we do have to make certain choices, we do have to grow," said Nolden.
Nolden also added he thinks the proposed corridor could help with congestion, especially where I-10 and I-19 meet.
"Right now where we're at I think we do need some changes, we have way too much congestion which is causing car accidents as well. I think if we didn't have all that congestion we could take down a good amount of all those car accidents a good amount of people's travel time," said Nolden.
Companies like Home Goods, Target, and Amazon have all decided to set up distribution centers near the south side to better distribute their goods.
The deadline to submit opinions on the proposed corridor are due on Friday, October 26.
ADOT said you can submit your input via phone, email, and even by mail.
Toll free bilingual information line: 855.712.8530
Mail: Sonoran Corridor Tier 1 EIS Study Team
c/o Joanna Bradley
1221 S. Second Ave., Mail Drop T100
Tucson, AZ 85713