Pinal County voters on Nov. 8 will decide on a program that would fund the previously voter-approved multimodal Pinal Regional Transportation Plan.
If funded, the Transportation Plan approved by voters in 2017 will improve connections from Interstate 10 to local roadways and businesses and provide additional roadway connections to metropolitan Phoenix. The plan also will improve Pinal County’s existing north-south and east-west roadways to help position the region for continued growth, which forecasts predict will add an additional 370,000 residents by 2043. Among the proposed projects is a north-south corridor that would connect Apache Junction to the rest of the county south of Coolidge.
Proposition 469 would provide a projected $1.096 billion in transportation funding for the Pinal Regional Transportation Plan.
The plan would allocate funds to:
- Regional roadway and parkway improvements
- Public transportation including transit, dial-a-ride service and park-and-ride lots
- Local roadway improvement projects and administrative costs
Here is a map of proposed projects under the transportation plan.