by David Brnilovich, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
Now that Loop 303 is opened and is paved from I-17 through Surprise, with the remaining miles south to I-10 scheduled for completion within 18 months, attention is now turning to Interstate 11.
Most people in the West Valley are not even aware of the Interstate 11 proposal. It was officially designated by Congress last year and public information events are being held in Phoenix, Kingman and Las Vegas. Once completed, the West Valley will be served by Loop 101, Loop 303 and Interstate 11. The North/South, West Valley portion of Interstate 11 will run through Buckeye, on the west side of the White Tank Mountains. From there, it would generally follow the U.S. 93 corridor past Wickenburg and Kingman and, thereafter, to Las Vegas and points north. Preliminary discussions indicate that I-11 would head south from Buckeye to the Mexican border and then the northern portion could run from Las Vegas to the Canadian border.
Currently, the Las Vegas and Phoenix areas are perhaps the two largest metropolitan areas in the United States not linked by way of an interstate highway. One day, Interstate 11 will eliminate that gap and present more convenient travel options in the West Valley. Watch for announcements of information meetings regarding the planning of the route for I-11. It will have a major impact of the West Valley and it is important for the West Valley to be informed. Comments can be submitted to www.i11study.com.
David Brnilovich is a member with the law firm of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC. His practice includes real estate, construction, corporate governance, small business formation, dissolution, purchases and asset sales, estate planning and estate planning litigation. Mr. Brnilovich can be contacted at email@example.com or 602.262.5898.