(Submitted Photo via Pinal County)
By Your Valley
With Magma Road now open in the San Tan Valley, an important new route between Hunt Highway and Gary Road has been created.
The project cost was approximately $6 million. A half-cent sales tax in Pinal County helped fund the project.
During ceremonies for the road opening, Assistant Pinal County Engineer Celeste Garza gave details about the project, how the much-needed road will benefit the area and how teamwork got the road completed in six months.
“Just six months ago there was a pile of dirt where we are standing today,” Garza stated in a press release. “This was made possible due to supportive leadership, great relationships with design consultants and contractors and a public works team who take pride in providing quality projects to citizens on time and within budget.”
The project is a two-lane, 1-mile connection. Underneath the road is 580 linear feet of a pre-cast, arch-shaped culvert that is 60 feet wide. It will take stormwater runoff from the west to the east into a basin on the other end of a roundabout.