President Donald J. Trump announced that the Highway 101 project will be completed in 2021, but will not be finished until 2024.
The project, a $1.3 billion highway, was originally set to be completed by the end of 2017.
But the Department of Transportation, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has now been told to complete the project by July 2021.
The department said it has been in contact with NHTSA and will be providing them with more information as soon as possible.
President Donald Trump signs the proclamation on the construction of a new highway, in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 14, 2021.
Trump has been criticized for not following through on his campaign promises to build a new road to connect Phoenix to Las Vegas, which is expected to cost as much as $1 trillion.
NHTAS has said that building the highway will provide millions of jobs, create tens of thousands of new homes, and increase traffic safety.
The president has said the project is being done with the help of private-sector partners.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) said Tuesday it will reopen Highway 75 between Walmart and Boulder, north of the town of Walmart, after a crash near the Walmart boulder Highway on Tuesday morning killed at least five people and injured six others.
The Arizona Department’s Highway Safety Division said in a statement that an accident near the Wal-Mart boulder highway was investigated as a possible act of vehicular homicide and is under investigation.
The highway was closed for two hours and is expected to be open again shortly.
A witness told ABC News affiliate KPHO that the crash was “pretty scary.”
He said he saw a “big, scary truck” going down the road and saw a man running away.
He said a man had his hands up in the air and was waving his arms around.
He also said a woman in a red shirt ran over to help him.
The truck was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Highway 75 and the Walmart Mountain Road about 7:45 a.m. and two people were killed.
A woman driving the truck was seriously injured and died.ADOT said there were five people injured.
One of those was the driver of the truck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, ADOT said.
The other three victims are in serious condition.
The agency did not release the names of the people killed.