Kelly, Sinema Announce $25 Million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investment Coming to the City of San Luis for Cesar Chavez Boulevard
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides $25 million to reconstruct, widen, and improve approximately five miles of Cesar Chavez Boulevard in San Luis
$25 million will be invested in making key infrastructure improvements along Cesar Chavez Boulevard in San Luis from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.
The project will reconstruct, widen, and improve approximately five miles of Cesar Chavez Boulevard – including stormwater infrastructure improvements, bus stops, intersection improvements, bike facilities, and sidewalks – to enhance safety, accessibility, and economic opportunities in the region.
“An improved Cesar Chavez Boulevard is vital to both the safety and well-being of San Luis residents and the economic future of Yuma County. This investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will be transformational for families and small businesses near the Port of Entry,” said Kelly.
“I’m proud to secure these investments for San Luis from my bipartisan infrastructure law – making much-needed infrastructure improvements to Cesar Chavez Boulevard, keeping Arizona families safe while traveling,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law.
The investment was awarded through the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program, created and funded by Kelly and Sinema’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which supports projects that improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas.
The project will improve safety in an area with disproportionately high pedestrian and cyclist crashes by installing turn lanes, center mediums, and adding bus bays and shelters for pedestrians to safely wait for the bus. Additionally, the project strengthens access to affordable transportation options.
Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Kelly and senators from both parties.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.