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Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Great Western Corridor Feasibility Study Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

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1 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Great Western Corridor Feasibility Study Yavapai County Board of Supervisors April 5, 2010

2 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Project History Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) –Based on previous studies dating back to 1995 and the 2006 CYMPO study, a need for a new high capacity access controlled roadway was identified to meet year 2030 traffic demands. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) –Transportation Investment Strategy identified the need for Great Western/Glassford Hill Corridor to meet future traffic demands. Yavapai County –Taking the lead to further study the Great Western Corridor for a future controlled access roadway.

3 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Project Schedule Oct 2008 – Study initiated Feb 2009 – Agency Scoping Meeting and Public Open House July 2009 – Public Information Open House to present alternatives Sept 2009 – Preferred Corridor Alignment selected March 2010 – Feasibility Study, 15% Plans, and Environmental Overview complete

4 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Regional Map Great Western Study Corridor

5 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Project Location Granite Dells Pkwy Willow Creek Glassford Hill Rd

6 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Project Overview Need for a regional system as identified by CYMPO, Yavapai County, and ADOT Continual coordination with agencies, community, and stakeholders Define the future controlled access roadway needed to efficiently move regional traffic Evaluate the environmental impacts of the preferred roadway corridor Prepare Feasibility Study and 15% design plans to identify future right-of-way requirements No construction funding

7 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Stakeholders Yavapai County Public Works ADOT Prescott District ADOT Roadway ADOT PreDesign ADOT Environmental FHWA City of Prescott Town of Prescott Valley Town of Chino Valley AZ Game & Fish Department AZ Fish & Wildlife Arizona State Land Department Granite Dells Estates (Fann) Granite Dells Ranch (Cavan) Deep Well Ranch (James) Cortez Enterprises

8 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study 2030 Projected Traffic Volumes Future Traffic 57,000 64,000 91, ,000 80,000

9 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Recommended Typical Section

10 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Alternative Alignments Outer Loop Rd Road 5 South

11 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Alternative Evaluation Matrix - Economic Development - Engineering Considerations - Construction & Maintenance Costs - Transportation Systems - Environmental Considerations Evaluation Categories

12 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Alignment Features Preferred Alternative - 2 nd shortest alignment - Minimal utility conflicts - Least potential fragmentation of pronghorn antelope habitat - Furthest alignment from existing residential

13 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Preferred Corridor Alignment Road 5 South Granite Dells Pkwy Glassford Hill Rd Great Western Extension Future Chino Valley Extension Future Outer Loop Extension & SR 89 Interchange Future SR 89A System Interchange

14 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Recommended Phasing Future Chino Valley Extension & System Interchange Future Outer Loop Rd Extension & SR 89 Interchange Phase 1 - Great Western local diamond interchange on SR 89A - Limited access road - 1 st interchange (by developers) Phase st segment of Great Western Extension (4 lanes) - 2 nd interchange (by developers) - Great Western on/off ramps Phase 3 - Remaining segment of Great Western Extension - Granite Creek Bridge - At-grade intersection at SR 89 Phase rd interchange (by developers) Phase 5 - Future SR 89A Interchange (configuration TBD) Road 5 South Granite Dells Glassford Hill Great Western

15 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Final Study Products Existing Drainage Report Technical Memo re: Granite Creek Crossing Analysis Traffic Report Feasibility Study Environmental Overview 15% Design Plans

16 Great Western/Glassford Hill Extension Study Great Western Corridor Study Questions and Comments Thank you! For more information please visit the Yavapai County Web site:


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