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Hualapai to build temporary route to Skywalk
The federal government has granted an
Previously, tourists had to pass through property owned by Nigel Turner, who had been charging $20 a person for access. The Hualapai protested, but Turner said he had the right to charge because an easement on his land had expired.
Last week, he was arrested and charged with threatening construction workers. Turner shut down part of the road on his land, but now says he has reopened it and lowered his fee to $5 a car.
Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick asked officials late last week to expedite the permit for the Hualapai to build its bypass road so visitors could avoid paying Turner’s fee.