Proposition 469 informational open house set for Thursday

State Route 347 Sign
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced that SR 347 will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday for pavement maintenance. Several high country highways near the Grand Canyon and Payson also are closed due to winter weather.

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority plans a public open house to provide information on Proposition 469 at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Maricopa Library and Cultural Center.

The voter-approved Pinal Regional Transportation Plan and how Prop. 469 fits into it will be discussed.

The open forum will allow participants to ask questions or express concerns about the half-cent sales tax on the November ballot that would raise funds to improve countywide transportation, including widening of State Route 347 from Maricopa to Interstate 10.