Federal funding to build a bridge over Tonto Creek has been secured by Rep. Rick Renzi.
The designation of $3 million for the project is included in House Resolution 3, The Transportation Equity Act of 2005.
The money was approved Thursday in the House of Representatives by a vote of 416-9.
"The construction of a secure bridge over Tonto Creek is critical to the safety of residents in Gila County, and we have fought through budget cuts to secure a $3 million appropriation to fund future construction efforts," Renzi said. "The Tonto Bridge project will continue to remain one of my top funding priorities in Congress. We cannot afford to risk the lives of residents who rely on a safe and secure crossing at Tonto Creek."
For more details see the March 15 edition of the Roundup.