Arizona District 1 Congressman Rick Renzi has announced that the House of Representatives approved legislation which contains almost $3 million for the Tonto Creek Bridge project.
The transportation bill, approved July 29, now heads to the Senate where it is expected to pass, and then to President George W. Bush's desk for approval.
"This is great news for the Rim Country and Tonto Basin," said Congressman Renzi."These funds will allow us to move forward with this project.his new bridge is vital to the community, and will provide a big boost in safety to families."
The Tonto Creek bridge funds will be managed by the U.S. Corps of engineers. The Corps will manage the planning phase which will include public meetings on design and location, and will focus on engineering, mapping, surveys and structural analysis.he money is not for actual construction of the bridge.
Gila County Supervisor Joe Sanchez said this was amazing news for the residents of Tonto Basin. "This is the best possible news for those living in Tonto Basin," said Sanchez. "The positive actions taken by Congressman Renzi are a huge step in the right direction for us. We are so thankful for his help and assistance."