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ADOT crews repair potholes on I-40 west of Flagstaff in this 2017 file photo.  

The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking feedback from the public on a new 5-year construction plan, according to a press release.

The plan allocates funding for two projects, one that would add lanes to Interstate 17 between Anthem and Sunset Point, with construction beginning in 2020.

The second project funds design and an environmental assessment to widen Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande. Construction for that project is targeted for 2023.

“Improving Interstate 10 and Interstate 17 will better connect Arizona to major markets, position our state for jobs, attract businesses, and foster economic growth and prosperity,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said.

Within the 5-year plan, ADOT also hopes to allocate at least $260 million to maintain bridges and roadways across the state. That maintenance may include repaving highways, filling potholes, extending the life cycle of existing pavement, and repairing or reconstructing bridges.

The department will be able to receive public comments on the project until June 4 by email by going to azdot.gov/Tentative5Year, by email to fiveyearconstructionprogram@azdot.gov and by phone at (855) 712-8530.

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There will also be three public forums on the subject. The first will take place in Flagstaff in the city council chambers on April 12.

Public hearings are also scheduled for March 15 in Tucson May 17 in Phoenix.

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Adrian Skabelund can be reached at the office at askabelund@azdailysun.com, by phone at (928) 556-2261 or on Twitter @AdrianSkabelund.

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