Arizona lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday to approve a $1 billion highway package that will help to pay for a widening of the state’s highway system and other transportation projects.
The bill is expected to be approved by both houses of the Arizona legislature on Thursday, after it cleared a Senate committee and was sent to Gov.
Doug Ducey, a Republican, for his signature.
The Senate is expected on Friday to approve it.
Ducey said in a statement he would sign the bill into law if it passes.
Dutchess County, home to Phoenix, is among the states with the most congested roads, with more than 60,000 vehicles a day stuck in traffic on Interstate 10 in the metro area, the state transportation department said in December.
The Senate measure would provide funds to help the state build a widening and widening of its Interstate 10 north of Phoenix, a project Dutchees office said would take about $400 million, including $100 million for highway maintenance.
It would also help pay for construction of a bridge and widening that would connect the county to the Gulf of Mexico.
The highway bill, if approved by the Senate, would go into effect in 2018.
It was originally approved by a Senate vote of 34-18.
The House approved it in a 25-21 vote on Thursday.
The Arizona Senate voted 24-6 in February to approve Dutchmans request for a highway bill that was later blocked by Dutches veto.