Four projects in Arizona will come to fruition as the state gets a slice of the $2.2 billion funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
As part of the Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure for Sustainability and Equity program, a total of $75 million will be poured in the following projects: $25 million to Phoenix for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge, $25 million to Tucson for the improvements to be made in 22nd street from Kino Parkway to Tucson Boulevard, $25 million to Colorado Indian River Tribes for the Mohave Road reconstruction, and $261,000 to Navajo County bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure project.
Outlining the details of the said projects, ABC15 Arizona reported:
Southern Navajo County Regional Multimodal Planning Study – The Navajo County will receive $261,000 for this planning project to fund Navajo County’s regional multimodal study to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on the 16-mile segment of SR 260 between US 60 and SR 73 and the surrounding neighborhoods. The project will identify areas for improvement, determine adequate safety measures, and prepare pre-construction documents.
Rio Reimagined: 3rd Street Rio Salado Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge – The City of Phoenix will receive $25 million to construct a bicycle and pedestrian bridge across the Rio Salado River along the 3rd Street alignment and add low-emitting solar pedestrian-scale lighting and pathway amenities between Central Avenue and 40th Street. The bridge will connect the underserved South Phoenix community to transportation, housing, education and employment opportunities.
22nd Street Revitalization Project – The City of Tucson will receive $25 million to improve approximately 0.85 miles of 22nd Street from Kino Parkway to Tucson Boulevard. The project replaces an existing 1960s-era bridge in poor condition with a new bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and State Route 210, expands 22nd Street from four lanes to six lanes with a divided median, and constructs a separate bicycle and pedestrian bridge. Broadband conduit will also be installed as part of the project for future expansion to reach the underserved community.
Mohave Road Reconstruction – Colorado Indian River Tribes will receive $25 million to reconstruct Mohave Road from State Route 95 south to Agnes Wilson Road for a length of approximately 10.50 miles, including asphalt pavement and shoulders, intersection turn lane improvements, streetlighting, and signage. This project has important connections to State Route 95, Interstate 10, and US 95. This project is also innovative because it will support the planned deployment of broadband along the corridor, to reach this rural and historically disadvantaged community.