By Aaron Dorman | Pinal Central
ASA GRANDE — At least one long-gestating project within Pinal County was included in a spending bill that passed the House of Representatives last week.
The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act amounts to $715 billion for water and transportation infrastructure.
According to Congressman Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, $5 million has been earmarked for widening Peters Road in Casa Grande from two to four lanes. The project, which has been proposed since the 2017 Pinal Regional Transportation Plan, would take place along a one-mile stretch between Thornton Road and Burriss Road, in a key area for economic development where the current Lucid manufacturing plant is located.
Overall, Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, which O’Halleran represents, received funding for four projects. The bill also included two amendments for Indian territory within the district that will allocate $8 million to the tribal transportation safety program and $2.6 billion for new sanitation projects within Indian country.