Print Yavapai County may get big share of ADOT cash
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00

The Arizona Department of Transportation has taken some hits to its budget in recent years, but the agency is still moving forward with a new proposed five-year plan to improve highways and other facilities around the state.

Ceaseless traffic on Interstate 17 streams past Camp Verde on Friday, March 9. Slated to begin in fiscal year 2015, a pavement preservation project from the State Route 169 exit to the Middle Verde exit is included in the Arizona Department of Transportation five-year plan for road improvements around the state.The new plan lays out projected spending for a variety of projects ranging from interstates to airports.

There’s less money available this year compared with the plan released last year, according to the ADOT public relations office.

This year’s plan calls for around $940 million to be spent on highway infrastructure each year through 2017, down from last year’s projected $1.1 billion. Around $126 million is projected to be spent each year on airports and other aviation projects.

For the full story, pick up a copy of the Wednesday, March 14, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.