Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stimulus Funds 6,000 Highway Projects

The widening of congested U.S. 60 – or Grand Avenue – northwest of downtown Phoenix this week became the 6,000th highway project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The $44.5 million project will widen the route between State Route 303 and 99th Avenue, which serves an estimated 45,000 vehicles daily, from four lanes to six. In addition, intersections and medians will be improved, and turn lanes will be built at the intersections. When completed, the project will greatly relieve one of Phoenix’s most congested corridors and help to reduce greenhouse gases in the area.

You can read the original Department of Transportation news release here.

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