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Kingman’s Rancho Santa Fe Traffic Interchange Update

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The City of Kingman is pleased to announce that the Rancho Santa Fe Transportation Hub Development Agreement has been signed by KDP Manager, LLC and the City of Kingman. The next steps are for KDP Manager, LLC to file an irrevocable letter of credit, then the city will request the $ 20 million that state lawmakers have approved for the project. Once the funding is complete, the city will submit the completed transportation junctions to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) for review. After ADOT has completed the plan review, the project is put out to tender.

Kingman Mayor Jen Miles said, “I’m really excited to announce that KDP Manager, LLC and the City of Kingman have signed the Rancho Santa Fe (TI) Transportation Hub Development Agreement. While there are still a number of steps to be taken before the groundbreaking ceremony, this agreement is the cornerstone of moving forward with the peace of mind that all parties to the agreement are working together and in harmony. This agreement has been made possible through the action and advocacy of many people and organizations for many years. Many of these contributions will be highlighted as the TI progresses. Right now, it’s just important to thank all of the current and past stakeholders and leaders who have continuously supported and engaged this project and the vision it represents. We know this infrastructure development positions our city for a promising, prosperous future that uses our important regional location and assets to advance our transportation, distribution and industrial sectors. “

Kingman City Manager Ron Foggin said, “We are excited to be moving forward on this important project for the community and look forward to the next steps to keep Rancho Santa Fe under construction in the New Year.”

The City of Kingman has allocated a budget of $ 16.7 million to cover their share of the project.

For more than forty years, the Rancho Santa Fe (formerly known as Rattlesnake Wash) hub has been considered critical transportation infrastructure needed to increase the economic vitality of northwest Arizona. The intersection and link roads will connect the Kingman City Airport and Industrial Park to I-40 and the future commercial corridor I-11. KDP Manager, LLC is available for questions at (702) 365-5200.

Rancho Santa Fe 2019 appropriation background

Governor Doug Ducey signed Bill 2748 of the House of Representatives, which includes wording on state capital expenditures. One section is dedicated to providing Kingman with $ 20 million for interstates east of Kingman on Interstate 40.

Specific budget language:
Sec. 22. Use; Administrative department; Transport hubs; Freeway 40; King man; Reversion; liberation
A. The total of $ 20,000,000 will be used from the general government fund to the Department of Administration for distribution to the City of Kingman for the construction of new Interstate 40 junctions in Kingman east of State Route 66 during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
B. Funds approved in Subsection A of this Section will not be distributed until the City of Kingman reports to the Director of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Director of the Governor’s Office for Strategic Planning and Budgeting, and the Director of the Department of Administration that the City has raised sufficient funds has to fund the rest of the project budget. If the City of Kingman does not submit the report on or before June 30, 2024, the funds made in Sub-Section A of this section will be returned to the General Treasury on June 30, 2024.
C. Notwithstanding Sections 41-1252 of the Revised Arizona Bylaws, the use made in Subpart A of this Section is not subject to review by the Joint Capital Review Committee.

History of the Rancho Santa Fe Parkway

  • 1971 – The need for an additional road link to (now) Kingman Municipal Airport is identified in the Kingman General Plan
  • 1980 – The project is recognized in a Kingman Transportation Study
  • 1999 – The City of Kingman completes an assessment of the parkway intersection on the current Rancho Santa Fe Parkway route
  • 2005 – The Kingman Area Transportation Study recommends improvements to the Traffic Interchange (TI) and Rancho Santa Fe Parkway (then known as Rattle Snake TI)
  • 2005 – ADOT programs and funds USD 598,000 for a Design Concept Report (DCR)
  • 2005 – Kingman City signs a development agreement with landowners agreeing to certain reallocations and rights of way for the intersection under Ordinance No. 1485
  • 2006 – The City of Kingman signs a letter of intent with ADOT approving a 70% state and 30% city cost allocation for the project (resolution 4249)
  • 2007 – The final DCR is ready
  • 2008-2011 – $ 1.73 million ADOT programs and funding for Consultants (URS) to create 95% design plans and specifications
  • 2009 – ADOT earmarks $ 18 million for construction in its 5-year plan
  • 2010-2012 – ADOT includes $ 5 million for the project in its 5-year plan
  • 2008-2018 – The city includes the project in its 5-year plan
  • 2018-2019 – City funds $ 1.4 million for a program manager and rights of way purchase
  • 2019-2020 – City proposes $ 2 million to complete design plans and rights of way acquisition
  • June 2020 – Interlocal Governmental Agreement (IGA) signed and executed with ADOT to tender and manage Rancho Santa Fe Traffic Interchange (TI)
  • November 2020 – Development Agreement approved by Kingman City Council
  • December 2020 – All rights of way required by ADOT for the TI accepted
  • August 2021 – AECOM closed 95% plans for TI. away
  • December 2021 – City receives the signed development contract and required payment from KDP Manager, LLC

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