Maricopans will have to wait a few more years for the city’s second overpass.

Funding for the proposed six-lane Green Road Overpass may be impacted in the upcoming fiscal year, according to city officials.

City spokesperson Quinn Konold told InMaricopa the capital improvement project funding is “subject to change” and the overpass may be impacted as a result.

“The city is going through its CIP process for next fiscal year and it is likely that the timing of this overpass project will be impacted,” he said.

This is a departure from a statement given by the city’s development services department the previous day.

According to Konold, the department said the design process for the overpass would begin in early 2024 and “construction is expected to start during fiscal year 2025-2026.”

Previously, city officials estimated the project to begin this year and end by 2025.

In September 2021, Development Services Director Rodolfo Lopez said the project should begin within two years and take 12 to 24 months.

The Green Road Overpass had two roles in helping to alleviate growing traffic congestion in the city: allowing traffic to cross the Union Pacific railroad tracks and eventually allowing residents in western Maricopa to bypass John Wayne Parkway when connecting to State Route 347.