The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a statement of qualifications (SOQ) to develop the South Mountain Freeway project in Maricopa County, Arizona.
State Route 202, or Loop 202 is the beltway encompassing the eastern Phoenix, Arizona. The new 17-mile road will run from near 59th Avenue and Interstate 10 in southwest Phoenix to Loop 202-Interstate 10 interchange at the Phoenix-Chandler border.
The project will be developed on a design, build and maintenance (DBM) basis.
The total project investment is estimated at US$1.9 billion. ADOT, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and Arizona Division of the Federal Highway Administration (ADFHA) have decided to use available public funds together with public financing to pay for the project.
Interested parties must submit their qualifications on or before 10 December 2014.
A group of private companies, led by Kiewit Development Co., Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., Sundt Construction, Inc. and Parsons Corporation, (South Mountain Development Group) suggested in August 2013 a PPP to develop the project.
On 7 Feb. 2014, ADOT invited interested parties to respond to the Request for Information (RFI) 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.
In early march 2014, ADOT hold an Industry Forum related to the proposal to develop and deliver the freeway system expansion. Over 80 people from 51 companies attended the two-hour event. Companies present at the event included: ACS, Balfour Beatty, Ferrovial, Fluor, Granite, Kiewit, Macquarie, Meridiam, OHL, Plenary Group, Parsons Corporation, and Vinci among others,
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is in process stage. It was released on 26 September, 2014, for a 60-day review period that closes on 25 November, 2014.