Funding To Support I-10 Gila River Bridge Construction, Road Repaving Projects
PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced $230 million in new transportation infrastructure investments that will enhance highway safety and meet the demand of new residents moving to Arizona.
“Despite the pandemic, Arizona’s economy is strong and families and businesses continue to relocate here in record numbers,” said Governor Ducey. “Now is the right time to use our state and federal dollars to make investments that create jobs, modernize our infrastructure, and improve highway safety.”
The funding comes from transportation dollars, including higher than anticipated revenue amid Arizona’s strong economic recovery, and federal COVID-relief funds.
The projects include:
- $33 million to rebuild and widen the Gila River Bridge on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, paving the way for a full expansion of I-10 between the two cities;
- $41 million to widen U.S. Route 93 north of Wickenburg;
- $40 million to add capacity to Interstate 17 north of metro Phoenix; and
- $117 million to improve more than 600 highway lane-miles across the state.
The funding plan is in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and follows formal action last week by ADOT’s Priority Planning Advisory Committee.