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Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy: Yes on Propositions 416/417

Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy: Yes on Propositions 416/417

Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent

Have a court date in Florence or business to transact in Tucson? Imagine jumping on the North/South interconnect where the U.S. Highway 60 freeway presently ends close to Goldfield Road and driving a straight shot to either city. Need to drop off a traveler at Phenix-Mesa Gateway Airport? Take this same interconnect and turn west onto the State Route 24 and arrive in 10 minutes.

There are more positives however, including finally jump starting the Lost Dutchman Heights project that lies in the unused state trust land to the East of this new alignment. The once talked about and much needed Gold Canyon bypass is probably never going to happen in the format it had previously been discussed in. Propositions 416/417 are the best bet to finally get a relief route to the South so that traffic could flow freely during Renaissance Festival season, or in the event of an emergency blockage.

Some concerns that have arisen are in regards to our area somehow losing its rural appeal if this infrastructure is built. If you live on an acre and a quarter or at the end of a cul-de-sac now you won’t even notice that these roads have gone in. Your lifestyle will go as it does now since this would take place in the flat creosote laden state trust land that is, as of now inaccessible behind locked gates. No present views or access to our majestic Superstitions would be impeded or blocked.


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