IGAs Result in Second Bridge Approval for Bullhead City/Laughlin

Published by The Bee News

November 20, 2019

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By Paul LaVoie, Radio Central News Network

Following a similar move by the Clark County Commission, on Tuesday night the Bullhead City Council approved an intergovernmental agreement for a second bridge across the Colorado River. McCormick Construction will build an extension west from the Bullhead Parkway to the river, with a bid accepted for around 3.2-million dollars. 
The vote follows what was thought to be a move condemning the long awaited project, when the Laughlin Town Advisory Board chose to pull its support for any construction concerning the bridge.  
The entire bridge project – including road extensions on both sides – is estimated to cost just over 53-million dollars, with 21-million coming from federal transportation money.  Clark County’s “Fuel Indexing” tax will make up the majority share of the funding, while the City of Bullhead City will invest $4.5-million. 

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