The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has received proposals from all three short-listed teams to develop the South Mountain Freeway PPP project in Maricopa County, USA.
ADOT received five statements of qualifications for the project last December (2014) and later announced the three shortlisted developer teams that now have submitted proposals to carry out the project. The three teams are the following:
The South Mountain Freeway is the largest project that ADOT has issued and it is one of the last major road projects in the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Transportation Plan. State Route 202, or Loop 202 is the beltway encompassing the eastern Phoenix, Arizona. The new 22-mile, eight lane freeway, 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 contract will have a period of 30 years.
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 fund the project capital costs with a combination of available public funds from sales tax revenues and tax-exempt bonds.
This project will be the first highway project procured under Arizona's public-private-partnership statute and ADOT's first design-build-maintain project ever.