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Flagstaff To Receive Over $32-Million For Collection Of Transportation Projects Known As The “Downtown Mile”

The City of Flagstaff is set to receive nearly $32-and-a-half million dollars to go toward a collection of transportation projects known as the “Downtown Mile” in Flagstaff. Congressman Tom O’Halleran, who lead the way to get the money for the projects, says the money will go toward a pedestrian underpass at Rio de Flag and an underpass at Milton Road to allow for the future widening of the road from four to six lanes with increased vertical clearances. A pedestrian underpass at Florence and Walnut will be constructed as well as the installation of pedestrian gates at the Beaver Street and San Francisco Street rail crossings and BNSF Railway mitigation and track realignment. He says, “The Downtown Mile is an initiative that will improve public safety and transportation in such a beautiful, rapidly growing city in our district, addressing flood control issues and climate change mitigation in the process.” Together, the projects funded represent the largest investment in Flagstaff since the interstate highway construction of Interstate’s 17 and 40. Funding for the projects will come from the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Project.”