Interstate-11 Benefits

  • 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.