By Faith Rodriquez
Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly secured over $13 million for the Yuma Proving Ground where there will be new improvements along U.S. 95 and the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation Canal Bridge.
The grant will help ensure safer and more reliable transportation of personnel and equipment to and from the Yuma Proving Ground said the press release.
It will also help benefit the area residents and the Yuma Proving Ground by improving U.S. 95.
“Today’s over $13 million grant represents a strong victory 15 years in the making for the Yuma community and the Yuma Proving Ground, a major national security asset and regional economic engine, that will ensure safer and more reliable roads – saving lives and boosting economic opportunities in Yuma,” said Sinema.
“Securing funding to make infrastructure improvements to the U.S. Route 95 transit corridor has been a top priority of mine. The improvements along the U.S. Route 95 and the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation Canal Bridge will decrease accidents and traffic delays. This will also help support efficiency in the operations at the Yuma Proving Ground facilities and bolster economic opportunities in Yuma,” said Kelly.