US 180 Winter Traffic Study
Flagstaff enjoys a tourism boost after abundant snowfalls. The snow attracts visitors eager to ski, sled, and play outdoors. Unfortunately, the visitors that Flagstaff attracts also cause extreme winter traffic congestion along the U.S. 180, the primary route to the ski and snow play areas.
In response to the frustration felt by the local community including neighborhood groups, emergency responders, and area businesses, the Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization (FMPO) is undertaking a study to identify and evaluate solutions to Flagstaff’s winter congestion challenges. The study will recommend implementable immediate, mid-term, and long-term alternatives to ease the peak weekend winter traffic congestion.