Granite JV wins $917m freeway contract in Arizona

WCN Editorial Team 10 Mar 2016 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

A joint venture (JV) of Granite Construction Company, Fluor, and Ames Construction has won a $917m contract from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to build the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in Phoenix, Arizona.

The scope of the contract will include design and construction of a new 22-mile stretch of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway between the I-10 Maricopa Freeway and the I-10 Papago Freeway, and will also be responsible for maintenance for the next 30 years.

The South Mountain Freeway is the final portion to complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system.

The freeway will feature eight lanes, three general purpose lanes, as well as one high occupancy vehicle lane in each direction. Work will also include the construction of 59 bridges, flyover ramps and five multi-use crossings.

The project is being financed by Regional Area Road Fund revenues, Highway User Revenue Funds and federal funds dedicated to Maricopa County and ADOT.

Construction work is expected to commence in mid-2016, with the freeway anticipated to open to traffic in early 2020.

 

 

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