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Robbs Road in Willcox declared county highway

Posted at 4:02 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 19:05:48-04

To continue road improvements, Cochise County declared Robbs Road a county highway.

Robbs Road, a dirt road, currently serves as a main route for the region's vineyards and other agricultural businesses. Earlier this year the county received a $475,000 grant from the Arizona Commerce Authority to pave three miles of that road.

County Engineer, Jackie Watkins, said in a press release, before the economic development grant could go into effect, the road must be established as a county highway.

Around $200,000 of the county's own funds will go into completing the project, which stretches between Kansas Settlement Road and Wayward Winds Road. 

The project is expected to bring a boost to the vineyards. 

Engineering and design work is expected to take place early 2019 with paving to be carried out in the fall.

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