Pinal County partnership with Ak-Chin Indian Community includes major road project

Drivers on the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway will soon see work beginning on a new crossing at the Santa Cruz Wash, according to a press release.

On Wednesday, April 22, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors awarded NGU Contracting with the project after a bid of $2.7 million.

“I am excited to see this project to begin,” stated Supervisor Anthony Smith.  “This has been one of the crossings that usually is flooded when the monsoon storms hit.  I am glad we could partner with our friends at the Ak-Chin Indian Community to make this a reality.”

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing paved dip section along the highway with an all-weather bridged crossing.

“We are finalizing plans now with the contractor to set a solid start date and an anticipated finish date,” said Public Works Director Louis Andersen.  “We have May 11 penciled in as the beginning of the project with the anticipated end in early November.  Hopefully the summer storms will not interfere too much with the construction.”

During the construction drivers can anticipate slower speeds along the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway along with temporary road closures and detours.  Please obey all traffic signs and drive safely.

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