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PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public hearing and board meeting Friday to continue collecting public comments for the 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program.

The program proposes an average of approximately $310 million per year for preservation of bridges and roadways throughout the state highway system and includes funding for the proposed widening of Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Chandler.

The public hearing and board meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, will be accessible via telephone and web conference. The agenda and directions for participating are available now on the State Transportation Board website at aztransportationboard.gov.

Anyone who wishes to make a comment before the board must fill out and submit a comment request form before 8 a.m. Friday. That form is also available on the board’s website. There will not be an opportunity for members of the public to attend or comment in person because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The 2021-2025 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program is the proposed annual update to ADOT’s lineup of all statewide projects. The program allocates funding for preservation, modernization and expansion projects.

The public comment period for the program began on March 20 and ends at 5 p.m. June 2. The State Transportation Board will make its final decision in June about what will be in the updated five-year program.

The complete tentative program document is available at azdot.gov/tentative5year for review and comment. ADOT welcomes feedback via an online form at azdot.gov/tentative5year (link sends email), by email at fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov (link sends email) and by phone at 855-712-8530.

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