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By A five-year transportation construction program aimed to improve and expand Arizona roads was approved Friday, officials said.
The 2023-2027 program, which allocates the spending of $6.7 billion over the next five years, includes funding for various highway improvement projects across the state.
A $328 million project estimated to begin this year will add lanes along Interstate 17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point.
More than $400 million will go toward projects set to begin in 2023 that include the widening of Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Casa Grande. The replacement of the Gila River bridges will also begin next year and is estimated to cost approximately $110 million.