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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Arizona awarded $3.4 million in federal grants for infrastructure improvements

We’ve got some great news to share …

Arizona has been awarded $3.4 million in federal discretionary grants for projects that will improve roadways and add infrastructure in seven communities around the state!

The local projects, all designed to enhance mobility and safety, are aimed at creating jobs and spurring economic growth, while enhancing Arizona’s transportation system.

Want to know where they are and what the work will entail?

The state’s seven projects are:
  • Reconstruction, along with multimodal and safety improvements, to two roads on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation ($608,616) 
  • Construction of a bike and pedestrian trail on the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation ($286,480) 
  • Flood mitigation and roadway reconstruction project on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation ($1,500,000) 
  • Project to repair an area vulnerable to erosion in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ($310,000) 
  • Pedestrian crossing improvements along historic Route 66 in Kingman ($267,038) 
  • Project to install signs with educational information to visitors of the Swift Trail corridor ($241,840)
  • Construction of the Yuma Multimodal Transportation Center, which will support several regional transit systems in Yuma ($144,000) 
ADOT oversees the federal funding and the grant process for these local projects – the grants are administered through a reimbursement process.

But, Arizona’s not the only state that received these grants. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced that more than $363 million in grants were awarded to fund highway and transportation infrastructure improvement projects nationwide. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico received grants.

Grants and ADOT
You might remember that back in January, ADOT applied for four federal discretionary grants for state projects, which included an I-15 bridge rehabilitation project, which was funded through a TIGER grant in June, and a new rest area along I-40. ADOT also submitted other grant applications on behalf of local cities, towns and counties.

For more information about transportation grants, you can check out a state-by-state list of the Fiscal Year 2012 grants at fhwa.dot.gov.
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