ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Fifth Legislature, First Regular Session
appropriation; widening; I-10
Appropriates $50,000,000 from the state General Fund (state GF) in FY 2022 to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to widen the Interstate 10 (I-10) between Chandler and Casa Grande.
ADOT is responsible for the design and construction of state public transportation systems and the maintenance and operation of state highways in Arizona (A.R.S. § 28-332). ADOT is permitted to contract and do all things necessary to secure the full benefits available to Arizona for transportation purposes under federal law which includes cooperation with: 1) federal, state and local government agencies; 2) Indian tribes; 3) private and public organizations; and 4) private individuals. ADOT is also permitted to exchange federal monies with local governments in order to receive local monies and is allowed to include additional federal monies in the exchange to offset the matching costs required of local governments (A.R.S. § 28-334).
The I-10 connects Pinal County to the Phoenix metropolitan area. The distance between Chandler and Casa Grande is approximately 25 miles (ADOT Maps).
S.B. 1461 appropriates $50,000,000 from the state GF in FY 2022 to ADOT.
1. Appropriates $50,000,000 from the state GF in FY 2022 to ADOT to widen the I-10 between Chandler and Casa Grande.
2. Requires ADOT to use the monies for construction-related activities, including drawing down federal matching monies for the project.
3. Exempts the appropriation from lapsing.
4. Becomes effective on the general effective date.
Prepared by Senate Research
February 4, 2021