$32 million in federal funds headed to downtown Flagstaff

Major adjustments are coming to a busy stretch of downtown Flagstaff thanks to $32.4 million in new federal funding for a group of transportation enhancements often called the Downtown Mile project. 

The project options quite a few security enhancements for pedestrians and bicyclists, together with the development of a pedestrian bridge at Rio de Flag, pedestrian underpasses at Milton Road and connecting South Florence and South Walnut streets, and the set up of gates on the Beaver Street and San Francisco Street railway crossings.

The adjustments will even embody monitor realignment on a railway that sees between 70 and 100 trains a day and can permit for the long run enlargement of Milton Road from 4 to six lanes. 

With just one underpass at present positioned at a heavy-traffic curve alongside Route 66, many pedestrians and bicyclists decide to cross the road elsewhere, usually in locations that might be much more harmful. 

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