At this point in the process, the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have not determined a specific route for Interstate 11. A Recommended Corridor and the No-Build Option will be identified in the Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement in early 2019. After a series of public hearings and a comment period seeking community input, a Preferred Corridor Alternative and the No-Build Option will be identified in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. This will provide another opportunity for public comment. Finally, the Record of Decision by the Federal Highway Administration will present either a Selected Corridor Alternative or the No-Build Option. This is expected in 2020.
The Draft Tier 1 EIS will present a recommended 2,000-foot-wide corridor, along with the No-Build (do-nothing) Option. For reference, a corridor is a 2,000-foot-wide swath of land. An actual freeway alignment is approximately 400 feet or less and would be determined during Tier 2 environmental studies. Tier 2 studies have not been funded or programmed yet.