Gila River landowners seek another election on highway route

Landowners from the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona are seeking another vote on a controversial highway project.

The tribe held a referendum in February in which members said they didn't want the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway running through the reservation. But landowners say the existing route would cut through a sacred site and a neighborhood.

So the landowners are gathering signatures for another vote. They hope to reroute the highway in a way that protects the sacred South Mountain while encouraging economic development.

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Tribal members work to put Loop 202 on Gila land (KTAR 5/21)

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