Heard about Interstate 11? Well it could be coming right through your backyard. The new highway will link Canada and Mexico through the states of Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Although part of the highway is already underway up north, studies to determine the environmental impact of the road will continue over the next year.
The City of Buckeye, where the interstate is projected to come through, is already preparing to see both commercial and residential growth. The interstate will connect Wickenburg with Casa Grande, then continue south to connect with Interstate 19 or Arizona 189 in Nogales to access Mexico.
Interested parties are hoping to see the first phase of the project complete in early 2018, which will be a new 4 lane highway. This will create a smoother, quicker drive for Phoenicians to get to Las Vegas. It looks like there is no end in sight for growth in the Valley.
Very good news!
I believe that I-11 should be built going South from Wickenberg to the end on AZ Route 85 near Buckeye, then to the Mexican Border at Lukeville. Going North, I-11 should go thru Las Vegas, Carson City, Reno, Susanville CA, then connect to I-5 near Weed, CA just South of Mount Shasta, run concurrently with I-5 around Mount Shasta, then it should go North on U.S. 97 into Oregon and Washington, to the Canadian Border, ending at British Columbia Route 97. Oregon is NOT going to build I-11 along U.S. 395 because very few people live there. The ONLY way that California is going to build it is if it takes some pressure off of I-5 and I-10 in Southern California. The only other route from Reno would be following I-80 to Winemucca, then U.S. 95 to Boise, Idaho, or, better yet, Nevada should build it directly to the Idaho Border instead of along U.S. 95 since Oregon has no reason to build it along U.S. 95 eithor.