2019 I-11 DEIS

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Interstate 11 was released on April 5, 2019 and the deadline for public comments was July 8, 2019. As expected, the Recommended Alternative route in the DEIS was in Avra Valley at the doorstep of Saguaro National Park, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Ironwood Forest National Monument. THANK YOU for all your comments opposing this proposal, including your attendance at public meetings, Letters to the Editor, outreach to your friends and family, and financial support.


1. I-11 Recommended Alternative route and land ownership map

View a map of the I-11 Recommended Alternative route and land ownership along the route. A .pdf of the map can be found HERE. A .jpg of the map can be found HERE. Please note that this map only shows private property that touches the route and is not a comprehensive map of all the private property that would be impacted by a new interstate. We strongly believe that the impacts of a new interstate would be felt by a wide cross-section of property owners in the area; however, for the purposes of this map, we chose to only show, in red, private properties that directly intersect with the route (along with other forms of land ownership that are not private, as identified in the map legend). 

2. I-11 Recommended Alternative route interactive map

View an interactive map of the Recommended Alternative Route for Interstate 11 to gain a deeper understanding of all the public lands this proposed interstate would destroy forever. The interactive map can be found HERE

3. Comments submitted by local organizations and local governments on the Tier 1 I-11 DEIS 

Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection comments 

Pima County comments

City of Tucson comments

National Parks Conservation Association comments

Tucson Herpetological Society comments and a list of herpetofauna found in Avra Valley 

Sierra Club-Grand Canyon Chapter comments

Tucson Mountains Association comments

Safford Peak Watershed Education Team comments

Town of Sahuarita comments