Central Arizona Governments


Regional News


***Please Note: The March 11th Management Committee meeting has been cancelled.  The Management Committee will meet at the next regularly scheduled meeting on April 15th.  The March Regional Council meeting will also be postponed until  April 29th.



Full closures of US 60 at Pinto Creek to begin November 7th:

Motorists who use US 60 between Miami and Superior should expect long delays and a lengthy detour starting Thursday, Nov. 7, when the Pinto Creek Bridge closes to all traffic for rock blasting.
US 60 will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for about six weeks. Crews will reopen the road prior to 1 p.m. if it is safe and passable.
All eastbound vehicles will be redirected at State Route 177 in Superior, and westbound vehicles will be redirected at the west end of Miami. Traffic will not be allowed to queue at the closure locations.
Motorists with a destination between SR 177 and Top-of-the-World west of Pinto Creek or between Miami and Pinto Valley Mine Road east of Pinto Creek will be allowed to pass, however no vehicles will be allowed between Top-of-the-World and Pinto Valley Mine Road. During the closures, traffic will be detoured to SR 177 in Superior and SR 77 in Globe. The detour includes a 10% grade and will significantly increase travel time. 

Law enforcement officers will be stationed at the intersection of SR 77 and SR 177 in Winkelman. Arizona Department of Transportation crews will also complete maintenance work (vegetation removal, guardrail repairs and pavement overlays) during the closures. Because of the potential for long delays, motorists may want to plan trips before or after the full closures.

For more information, go to azdot.gov/PintoCreekBridge. Drivers should proceed with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.


21st Annual AZ Rural Transportation Summit:

The AZ Rural Transportation Summit 21st Anniversary conference will be held at the Casino Del Sol (5655 W. Valencia Road in Tucson) from October 16, 2019 to October 18, 2019.

The Summit is a signature event for Rural Arizona, in which elected and appointed officials, transportation planners, service providers, engineers, and other dignified guests convene.

For more information, please visit the Arizona Rural Transportation Summit Website.


City of Maricopa Firefighter to compete on Forged In Fire:

City of Maricopa Fire/Medical Department Firefighter Jared Hobson will be competing on the Hisotry Channel's reality show Forged in Fire on July 24, 2019. This show selects the country's top bladesmiths to compete in a variety of challenges recreating historical weapons. For more information about the show, click here.

City of Eloy's Olivia Calderon Auditions for America's Got Talent:

On Sunday, Olivia Calderon auditioned for America's Got Talent. Watch the video of her audtion. We are wishing Olivia the best of luck on her journey.


CAG / SCMPO Legislative Day:

Central Arizona Governments (CAG) and Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (SCMPO) hosted their joint annual Legislative Day on Monday, February 4, 2019. This year there were 65 people in attendance including 9 Legislators (click photos to enlarge). CAG and SCMPO would like to thank Senator Fann, Senator Pratt, Senator Steele, Representative Farnsworth, Representative Cook, Representative Shope, Representative Powers Hannley, Representative Fillmore and Representative Roberts for their participation.


Pinal County Heat Relief Map

Central Arizona Governments (CAG) is pleased to partner with the United Way of Pinal County and Pinal County in the Pinal County Heat Relief Network.  CAG staff has produced an original interactive map that illustrates the locations of entities participating in the Pinal County Heat Relief Network.
We believe that it is very important for people in need to be able to find the closest heat relief location. Our goal is to enable those in need of relief from the heat to acquire water and a cool place to recuperate. Through this effort we believe lives could be saved! We look forward to implementation of the program and its successes!

Please view the interactive map and sign up to be a donation center, drop-off location, emergency hydration station or a heat refuge. We look forward to your support!


Pinal Regional Transportation Authority

For more information about the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), please click the logo.