In November 2017, Pinal County voters approve a plan for many new roads and freeways to alleviate the gridlocked traffic that has plagued the county for years. However, Phoenix special interests wanted to stop progress in Pinal County and sued. Recently the Arizona State Supreme Court upheld Proposition 416, but invalidated Proposition 417, the sales tax to fund construction of the new road and freeways in Pinal County. Proposition 417 has now been revised and returned to the ballot in November 2022. It is known as Proposition 469. Pinal County citizens have already been paying this tax, this is simply an authorization of the use of the tax and the green light to put the funds to good use: expanding our county’s main roads and solving our traffic problems.
Pinal County is a great place to live, but our roads and freeways have not kept up with growth. Traffic jams are impacting our quality of life by needlessly slowing commuters going to work, parents taking their kids to school, and seniors visiting friends and family.
The lack of transportation infrastructure is a threat to public safety. More traffic congestion creates more accidents, and more importantly, adds precious minutes to police and fire response times when you dial 911.
Pinal County’s economy is impacted too as job creators look to other communities with better infrastructure for their businesses. This means less high paying jobs closer to home and even more time driving.
You can change this by Voting Yes on 469 on November 8th.
Even more reasons to vote yes!
- The expansion of annual funding for Dial-a-Ride services to assist people with disabilities, seniors, and members of the general public and the provision of annual operational funding for existing transit systems.
- The preservation of the remaining 15-mile segment of needed right of way for the construction of the North-South Parkway Corridor between the City of Coolidge and Interstate 10.
- Needed access and capacity to the Region’s emerging job centers.
Election Day | November 8, 2022
The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (PRTA) put together a great plan with input from all over Pinal County. It includes:
A 36-mile North-South Parkway Corridor between the US 60 in Apache Junction, and the Kortsen-Kleck roadway alignment in the City of Coolidge, connecting to I-10.
A 4-mile East-West Parkway near San Tan Valley that connects State Route 24 at Ironwood Drive to the future alignment of the North-South Parkway Corridor to the East. The development of 164 new Parkway lane miles throughout Pinal County.
The construction of a Traffic Interchange at Interstate 10 and Kortsen Road.
Lanes in Pinal-Maricopa County
Adding two additional lanes along SR 347 between the Pinal-Maricopa County line and the City of Maricopa.
Adding East-West Roadway
Adding a 21-mile East-West Roadway Corridor connecting Maricopa with Casa Grande.
Approximately 50 miles of regional roadway improvements for connectivity and economic development.
New Travel Lanes
The addition of 100 new travel lane miles throughout the Pinal Region for arterial and local roadways.
I-8 Lane Preservation
The preservation of right of way for a 31-mile corridor for the future I-11 between the Pinal-Maricopa County line and Interstate 8.
The preservation of the remaining 15-mile segment of needed right of way for the construction of the North-South Parkway Corridor between the City of Coolidge and Interstate 10.
Access to Jobs
Needed access and capacity to the Region’s emerging job centers.
Park and Ride
The construction of Park and Ride facilities located throughout Pinal County.
Funding for Dial-A-Ride
The expansion of annual funding for Dial-a-Ride services to assist people with disabilities, seniors, and members of the general public; and the provision of annual operational funding for existing transit systems.
Preservation of Funding for Less Populated Areas
The preservation of annual project funding for less populated municipalities in the region, to be used for local road projects in Superior, Mammoth, Kearny, and Eloy.
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