PHOENIX—Rep. Greg Stanton today announced a $10,220,242 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant to improve roadway accessibility and safety between Downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor.

The improvements are part of the PHX Cultural Corridor, a City of Phoenix-led effort to revitalize historically Latino and African American neighborhoods that have been impacted by the airport’s growth. The funding comes after Stanton advocated on the City’s behalf to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg last year.

This project will add approximately 3.3 miles of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks and improve roadway between Downtown Phoenix and the Airport with enhanced pedestrian and bicycle facilities, wayfinding signage and pavement markings.

“Sky Harbor’s success should be a point of pride for all Phoenicians—but for many in the surrounding area, the airport’s growth has separated them from their neighbors and from economic opportunity,” Stanton said. “We’re putting Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to work to reconnect and revitalize these communities, while honoring their history.”

“It’s exciting to see our community’s plans for the neighborhoods west of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport receive this kind of recognition,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “This grant will enable us to honor the legacies, histories, and identities of existing communities while also improving safety and mobility in the region. I represented this district for many years as a councilwoman, and know firsthand that this project will have an immediate, positive impact once complete.”