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Proposed highway would connect I-19 and I-10 south of TIA

ADOT is seeking public input on the project

TUCSON, Ariz. - Transportation officials are asking for the public's opinion on a project that would connect two major freeways in the Tucson area.

The so-called Sonoran Corridor project would connect Interstates 19 and 10 just south of Tucson International Airport.

According to Pima County reports, the project aims to facilitate economic growth in southern Arizona -- particularly with technologic companies in the area -- and capitalize on the growing flow of goods from Mexico. The county even commissioned a study in 2015, which found the project would create 200,000 jobs and have an economic impact of $32 billion.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are holding a public meeting on the project on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson. They'll present information on the proposal at 5:30 p.m., after which members of the public can ask questions or offer their comments.

For more information on the project, click here.

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