Verde Connect Public Transportation Meeting

    When:
    June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    2019-06-12T18:00:00-07:00
    2019-06-12T18:15:00-07:00

    You’re Invited! Alternative Routes to be Presented.
    Yavapai County and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are studying a potential
    roadway and bridge across the Verde River to connect the northern portion of the YavapaiApache Nation and the Town of Camp Verde to State Route 260. Public input and technical analysis since June of 2018 has helped with the identification of alternative routes for the new road.
    “We know the community is looking forward to having alternative routes to comment on,” said
    Dan Cherry, Yavapai County Public Works Director. “We also are looking forward to getting
    more feedback.”

    Join us for a community meeting:

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    6:00 p.m.
    Cottonwood Recreation Center
    150 S 6th St
    Cottonwood, AZ 86326
    or

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    6:00 p.m.
    Camp Verde Schools Multi-Use Complex
    280 Camp Lincoln Rd
    Camp Verde 86322
    What Will the Meetings Include?
    The meetings will be open house format, and both meetings will include the same information.
    At the meetings, display materials will present updated information, illustrate potential
    alternative routes under consideration, and explain the criteria that will be used to compare
    them. Project team members will be available to discuss the project one-one-one with members
    of the public. We hope to obtain feedback on the different alternatives that will assist us in the
    screening process.
    What if I cannot attend a meeting?
    All of the materials to be presented at the meetings will be available starting June 4, 2019 at
    www.verdeconnect.com. If you cannot attend a meeting, you can provide comments through
    the website or call 602-750-7139. Please provide comments by June 30, 2019.
    Background
    The Verde Connect Project represents a 25-year vision for the construction of a new northsouth regional roadway between Cornville Road and State Route (SR) 260 in an area bounded
    by Interstate 17, Cornville Road, SR 260, and SR 89A. The new route has been in Regional

    Yavapai County is considering a new north-south route to connect Cornville Road to State Route (SR) 260 in the area bounded by Cornville Road, Interstate 17, State Route (SR) 89A, and State Route 260 (see study area map).

    The new route has been in Regional Transportation Plans for years, and is intended to:

    • Meet existing and future travel demand

    • Improve emergency access and response times

    • Provide an alternate route for Verde Valley residents

    • Improve access for jobs, shopping, and health services

    • Enhance economic development opportunities

    • Provide an alternative when I-17 is closed

    • Increase access to recreation

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