|Trillion Dollar Highway Plans
= Multiple Bypass Surgery
a state by state list
|High Priority Corridors
specified by Congress in 1991, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2012
|Corridors of the Future|
| J. Edgar Hoover Parkway: transportation surveillance,
mileage taxes, RFID & video tolling
Corridor A to X in AL, GA, MD, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
High Priority Corridor 16: Economic Lifeline Corridor
I-15 and I-40 upgrades, California, Arizona, Nevada
San Diego, Las Vegas, Barstow, Flagstaff
High Priority Corridor 26: The CANAMEX Corridor
The CANAMEX Corridor from Nogales, Arizona, through Las Vegas, Nevada, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Montana, to the Canadian Border as follows:
- In the State of Arizona, the CANAMEX Corridor shall generally follow--
- I-19 from Nogales to Tucson;
- I-10 from Tucson to Phoenix; and
- United States Route 93 in the vicinity of Phoenix to the Nevada Border.
- In the State of Nevada, the CANAMEX Corridor shall follow-
- United States Route 93 from the Arizona Border to Las Vegas; and
- I-15 from Las Vegas to the Utah Border.
- From the Utah Border through Montana to the Canadian Border, the CANAMEX Corridor shall follow I-15.
Phoenix Beltway - Loop 101 recently completed on east side
South Mountain Freeway, Phoenix
from: Smart Choices, Less Traffic: The 50 Best and Worst Transportation Projects In the United States, Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign, November 2012
The South Mountain Freeway project is a proposed 22-mile, 8-lane freeway in Arizona that will cost $2 billion to build. The project has been under consideration in the Phoenix area for over 25 years, but due to a lack of funding and support, it is still in the planning phase. The project, as proposed, would cut through the western portion of South Mountain Park, encourage long commutes between the eastern and western portions of the metro area, and exacerbate urban sprawl. Many communities in the area do not support this project, including members of the Gila River Indian Community, which voted in 2012 against allowing the freeway to run through their lands and disrupt sacred places. Many of the affected mountains in the South Mountain Range are sacred homelands of the O'odham people. Furthermore, the project will cut through a critical wildlife corridor connecting South Mountain Park to the Estrella Mountains, limiting connectivity for mountain lions, coyotes, javelina, reptiles, roadrunners, and other desert animals.
Hoover Dam bypass recently completed