Arizona DOT's plan calls for adding 842 new truck parking spaces

Updated Dec 11, 2023
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Arizona DOT

The Arizona Department of Transportation recently announced a plan that recommends building 842 new truck parking spaces in 10 locations along interstate highways in the state. 

ADOT said it developed a Statewide Truck Parking Implementation Plan to address the increased need for available parking for large commercial trucks traveling through the state. Development of the plan included determining current issues and critical needs for truck parking, working closely with the trucking industry.

The plan proposes the construction of new parking facilities and expansion of existing ADOT parking facilities in areas with the greatest need. These locations include existing rest areas, as well as three new “safe lots” within the existing ADOT freeway right-of-way. Six of the recommended new parking locations are along I-10, three locations are along I-40 and one is along I-8.

ADOT said the recommended locations were determined based on areas with the highest truck parking demand and existing undesignated truck parking, as well as cost, ease of implementation, and input from the trucking industry. The sites were prioritized for implementation based on existing and future available funding. They include:

  • I-10 Burnt Well Rest Area, 103 spaces
  • I-40 Meteor Crater Rest Area, 140 spaces
  • I-10B-10/SR186 TI Safe Lot, 127 spaces
  • I-40 Crazy Creek Safe Lot, 176 spaces
  • I-10 Ehrenberg Rest Area, 53 spaces
  • I-10 San Simon Rest Area, 80 spaces
  • I-10 Bouse Wash Rest Area, 55 spaces
  • I-40 Seligman Safe Lot, 72 spaces
  • I-10 Sacaton Rest Area, 20 spaces
  • I-8Mohawk Rest Area, 16 spaces

Based on the $32 million in National Highway Freight Program (NHFP) funding currently available to ADOT to expand truck parking, the study recommends adding a total of 370 new truck parking spaces in the top three critical locations: Burnt Well Rest Area, Meteor Crater Rest Area and the B-10/SR186 interchange Safe Lot.

Parking at the additional seven locations could be implemented based on future funding.

Earlier this year, ADOT committed an additional $18 Million of NHFP funding through the 2023 Statewide Rest Area Plan to expand five of the state’s rest areas. 

The public is encouraged to provide their comments on the Statewide Truck Parking Implementation Plan through Tuesday, Dec. 19. Comments can be submitted in any of the following ways:

  • Comment form:
  • Email: [email protected], please include in the heading “Truck Parking”
  • ADOT Project Information Line: 1-855-712-8530
  • Mail: Nancy Becerra, c/o ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson, MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007