ADOT hosts Industry Forum for South Mountain Freeway

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ADOT hosts Industry Forum for South Mountain Freeway

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) held an Industry Forum related to the proposal to develop and deliver a freeway system expansion in Maricopa County as a public-private partnership (PPP) project the South Mountain Freeway.

Over 80 people from 51 companies attended the two-hour event. Companies present at the event included: ACS, Balfour Beatty, FerrovialFluor, Granite, Kiewit, Macquarie, Meridiam, OHL, Plenary Group, Parsons Corporation, and Vinci among others,

The purpose of the forum was to seek the industry's perspective and feedback on specific questions and to provide an opportunity for industry input on the overall procurement process for the proposed project.

In August 2013, the South Mountain Development Group, a group of private companies led by Kiewit Development Co., and including Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., Sundt Construction, Inc. and Parsons Corporationsuggested a public-private partnership to construct the proposed South Mountain Freeway in Arizona.

On 7 Feb. 2014, ADOT invited interested parties to respond to the Request for Information launched for the project in order to obtain information, industry's perspective and feedback on how the procurement process would work to help them with advanced planning and development efforts.

The project remains a corridor under study. The P3 proposal has no impact on the ongoing environmental impact statement that is scheduled to be finalized in 2014. EIS will completed and analyzed by the Federal Highway Administration regardless of how the proposed project is funded or constructed.

See Industry Forum Presentation and the List of Attendees by Company:

http://www.azdot.gov/business/programs-and-partnerships/Public-PrivatePartnerships(P3)/p3-projects

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