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Letter: Call for action is NOW on proposed freeway

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Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:28 am

We need to have STANDING ROOM ONLY at the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Study Meeting on June 18 at the Foothills Golf Club, 2201 E. Club House Drive, from 4 to 7 p.m. The time is NOW to voice our deep concerns about the highly negative impacts this proposed freeway will have on our village.
Here is a direct quote from the ADOT Fact Sheet: “Traffic volumes for the proposed freeway are expected to be in the range of 137,000 to 142,000 vehicles per day by 2030, which is comparable to current use on Loop 101 and existing segments of Loop 202. The analysis of travel patterns shows the demand for the freeway consists of mostly regional traffic, not traffic moving through metro Phoenix.”

This is a public statement advising it will be a TRUCK BY-PASS ROUTE. If this Loop becomes a reality it will PERMANENTLY alter the quality of life in our village.

The last meeting ADOT had on this freeway was at the Grace Inn (November, 2005) and we had over 2,000 people in attendance — the highest attendance of any public meeting ADOT hosted on this topic. Let’s break that record — your input is vital to our future — please attend.

Jim Jochim

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