Today (August 11, 2022) thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,  was a great day for Tucson and Arizona Bridge Projects.

From the U.S. Department of Transportation Facebook Page.

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg came to both cities today to publicly confirm that Tucson and Phoenix would each receive R.A.I.S.E. (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grants.

Tucson qualified for a $25 million dollar grant to expand and modernize the bridge at the “22nd Street bridge connecting Kino Parkway to Tucson Boulevard.”

Phoenix will also receive a $25 million grant to build the “Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, which will cross the river bed in alignment with 3rd Street.”

Please watch the presentations with Mayors Romero and Gallego along with Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Mark Kelly, Representative Anne Kirkpatrick, Representative Ruben Gallego, and Representative Greg Stanton.

Both Mayors Romero and Gallego expressed their joy with today’s announcements on social media.

Mayor Romero posted:

Mayor Gallego relayed:

Construction on the Tucson bridge should commence at the end of August 2022.

The Rio Salado Bridge in Phoenix will now undergo the design and planning review process which should be completed this fall.

Stay tuned because these will probably not be the last infrastructure projects Mayors Romero and Gallego announce in the coming months.

 

 

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