Hualapai seeks bids to pave road to Skywalk

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Hualapai seeks bids to pave road to Skywalk

CREATED Nov. 7, 2012

Web Producer: Jackie Kent

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) - A northwestern Arizona tribe soon will take bids to finish paving the road that leads to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
The old ranch road twists around Joshua trees, dips into a local wash and ends up on the Hualapai reservation, west of Grand Canyon National Park.
Mohave County has maintained the 9-mile unpaved, gravel section of Diamond Bar Road using a motor grader and water truck.
The Hualapai Tribe says the paving project should take 15 months once it chooses a contractor. Previous estimates have put the cost at $30 million.
The Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet from the canyon's edge on the reservation in northwestern Arizona.

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