Gila River governor pushes for study of freeway

Gov. William Rhodes, the recently elected leader of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona, is pushing for a study of a freeway that has been rejected by the tribe several times in recent years.

Rhodes wants to create a special committee to address the potential impacts of the state freeway. But the council passed a resolution in 2000 that forbids a study. The council recently reaffirmed its position and a council committee recently rejected the idea as well.

The state Department of Transportation says placing a part of the freeway on the reservation is possible.

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Governor of tribal community pushing freeway study (The Arizona Republic 5/17)

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