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Pinal County residents may vote in November on half-cent sales tax increase to fund roadwork

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By Richard H Dyer | Independent Media

Local roadwork earmarked for funding in the next 20 years includes a 5-mile State Route 24 parkway between State Route 24 at Meridian Road to the west and the future alignment of the North-South Corridor to the east, costing approximately $48 million; and the North-South Corridor, new construction of 36 miles of a north-south limited access four-lane parkway with a median between U.S. Highway 60 in the city of Apache Junction to the north and the Kortsen Road/Kleck Road alignment to the south in the city of Coolidge, costing approximately $345.6 million, according to www.cagaz.org/RTA/documents/FINALAPPROVED_PinalRegionalTransportationPlan_WEB.pdf.

Disclosure: Rose law group represents  a group of business owners advocating for the new roads.

Also: Pinal County housing agency plan to be discussed March 16

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors plans to call for a November mail-in election for voters to decide if a half-cent sales tax can be added to raise $640 million for roadwork, the Apache Junction City Council was told March 6.

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