Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session


HB 2056: appropriation; Tonto Basin bridge

Sponsor: Representative Cook, LD 8

Committee on Transportation


Provides funding to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to construct a bridge in the Tonto Basin at the Bar X Crossing in Gila County.


Laws 1973, Chapter 146 established ADOT to provide for an integrated and balanced state transportation system with a director responsible for the department's administration (A.R.S. 28-331). ADOT has exclusive control and jurisdiction over state highways, state routes, state owned airports and all state-owned transportation systems or modes are vested in ADOT.

The duties of ADOT are as follows: 1) register motor vehicles and aircraft, license drivers, collect revenues, enforce motor vehicle and aviation statutes and perform related functions; 2) do multimodal state transportation planning, cooperate and coordinate transportation planning with local governments and establish an annually updated priority program of capital improvements for all transportation modes; 3) design and construct transportation facilities in accordance with a priority plan and maintain and operate state highways, state owned airports and state public transportation systems; 4) investigate new transportation systems and cooperate with and advise local governments concerning the development and operation of public transit systems; and 5) have administrative jurisdiction of transportation safety programs and implement them in accordance with applicable law (A.R.S. 28-332).


1.    Text Box: ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteAppropriates $20 million from the General Fund in FY 2021 to ADOT to construct a bridge in the Tonto Basin at the Bar X Crossing in Gila County. (Sec. 1)



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