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Hualapai seeks bids to pave road to Skywalk


The road that leads to the Grand Canyon Skywalk might not be suitable for travel much longer.

The Hualapai Tribe says it expects to bid out a project this month to finish paving Diamond Bar Road.

The old ranch road twists around Joshua trees, dips into a local wash and ends up on the Hualapai reservation, west of Grand Canyon National Park.

Mohave County has maintained the 9-mile unpaved, gravel section using a motor grader and water truck.

The tribe says the paving project should take 15 months once it chooses a contractor. Previous estimates have put the cost at $30 million.

The Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet from the canyon's edge on the reservation in northwestern Arizona.

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