A variety of future conditions and needs regarding highway service in Arizona are identified and discussed in this report. The key concepts in the report are translated into a series of future State Highway System directions. These concepts by no means represent the only actions that will be required in the future; but hopefully, they can provide a frame of reference against which near and long-term actions by the Department can be measured. Among the substantial future state highway needs that must be met are: routine highway maintenance; preservation of pavements; construction of remaining incomplete sections of the Interstate System; reconstruction of existing highways and bridges; construction of totally new, non-Interstate links on the State Highway System; and motor vehicle division, engineering, planning and administration. The decline in financial support for state highways must be reversed and revenues must be distributed more effectively. Planning and programming decisions must create a role-based State Highway System. Long-range planning must be more fully incorporated into the decision making process and a clear long-term direction for use of available state highway funds established. A strong emphasis must be placed on thorough highway system management. Finally, established energy emergency transportation service plans must be initiated and coordinated.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 240 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 3-78-3
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM