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Phoenix and Las Vegas are the only two cities in the U.S. with populations of over 1 million that do not have a direct Interstate connection.
By the year 2035, the populations of the metropolitan Phoenix and Las Vegas areas are expected to increase by 2.5 million and 1.5 million persons, respectively.
The combined populations of these two areas will be over 10 million people.
This 60 percent population increase will result in a commensurate job growth in the two areas
A multi-modal link (rail and Interstate) will facilitate trade movement between two of the fastest growing regions in the United States.
The I-11 transportation corridor has been identified by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) on their I-10/Hassayampa Transportation Framework Study and on the Interstate10/Interstate 8 - Hidden Valley Transportation Framework Study
The Interstate-11 transportation corridor is also a component of efforts to route commercial truck traffic around the metropolitan Phoenix area, alleviating pollution and roadway congestion within the Phoenix area and on Interstate-17.
The transportation corridor will increase economic activity and relieve congestion and air pollution in communities along the route, including Wickenburg, Kingman and Boulder City.
The Interstate-11 corridor is the last link to create a continuous north-south interstate corridor in the Mountain West region of the United States
Enhancement of this transportation linkage will allow further use of the recent investment to improve the Hoover Dam/Colorado River Bridge.