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$2M in highway safety grants go to Ariz. tribes

$2M in highway safety grants go to Ariz. tribes

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Nov 14, 2013

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - More than $2 million in federal safety grants are going to seven tribes in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.
   
Arizona congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick announced the funding Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
   
The Havasupai Tribe received the bulk of the money - more than $980,000 - to upgrade signage, pavement markings and guardrail terminals on Indian Road 18.
   
The San Carlos Apache Tribe will use its share of the money for work on U.S. 70 and a U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs intersection, and for a motor vehicle injury prevention program.
   
The Navajo Nation, Kaibab Paiute, Hopi and Hualapai tribes also received funding.
   
Kirkpatrick says the money will help make roads and highways safer in areas where long drives are a daily reality.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.