O’Halleran Announces Over $23 Million in DOT Grants for AZ-01 Roads

September 29, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced $23,384,684 in new Department of Transportation grants to repair and rebuild State Routes and federal highways throughout Arizona’s First Congressional District damaged by fire and flooding events.

“Much of our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. Arizonans drive on some of the most dangerous roads in America and, across the First District, countless critical road and bridge projects await completion, putting families at risk on their commutes every single day,” said O’Halleran. “I am pleased to see these new grants that address long-overdue projects and make significant investments in our rural areas.”

Grant breakdown:

$ 6,080,849.96 for State Routes throughout Arizona damaged during the historic 2020 Bush Fire;

$ 4,216,498.08 for Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, and Yavapai County federal-aid highways and roads on federal lands that were damaged by Tropical Storm Lorena flooding in 2019;  

$ 6,625,895.00 for the repair and reconstruction of Federal Lands Management Agencies and transportation facilities in Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, and Yavapai County that were affected by Tropical Storm Lorena flooding in 2019;  

$ 1,915,296.30 for federal-aid highways in Mohave, Coconino, and Pinal County areas affected by Hurricane Rosa flooding in 2018; and

$ 4,546,144.76 for flash flooding damage along State Route 88 in Maricopa County and SR 366 in Graham County from the 2017 Frye Fire.

Full grant breakdown for Arizona can be found HERE and HERE.

Earlier this year, O'Halleran voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, sweeping legislation to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and improve our roads, bridges, transit systems, schools, housing, broadband programs, and water and sanitation systems.