PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has released its tentative five-year construction plan, and Graham and Greenlee counties are targeted for nearly $10 million in work.
Greenlee has $2 million proposed for one project – rehabilitation of the Rattlesnake Bridge near Three-Way. Design, costing $500,000, will take place in 2022 and construction in 2024.
The program calls for $370,000 in 2021, $500,000 in 2022 and $7 million in 2023 for Graham County. The bulk of that funding – $7.37 million – is proposed for pavement rehabilitation on U.S. Highway 191, between State Route 266 and State Route 366. Design will take place in 2021, with construction in 2023. The project will get nearly $7 million in federal aid, with the balance coming from state coffers.
Also proposed for Graham County is $500,000 in 2022 for preventative maintenance of the Pitchfork Creek Bridge on State Route 266
While not in Graham County, $6 million is proposed in 2021 for improvements to the Interstate 10-U.S. Highway 191 interchange, and a total of $484,000 is proposed in 2021 and 2022 for tree removal along I-10 between Bowie and the New Mexico state line.
The public can comment on the plan, suggesting additional projects to be added or existing projects moved up or back in the schedule. Comments will be accepted through June 1. To comment go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XN3YSNL.
The ADOT board will vote on the five-year construction plan at its June meeting.