Client
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
Location
Phoenix, AZ, U.S.

ADOT Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

A Fluor managed limited liability company (LLC) has been awarded a design-build and maintain project by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to complete work on the largest highway project in the state's history. The LLC will be tasked to provide design, construction and 30 years of maintenance services for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. This project is the first freeway project procured under Arizona's public-private-partnership (P3) statute and ADOT's first design-build-maintain project ever. The project is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area and is funded by a combination of Regional Area Road Fund revenues, Highway User Revenue Fund revenues and federal funds dedicated to the Maricopa County region and ADOT.

The Fluor-led LLC, Connect 202 Partners, is a design-build and maintenance partnership comprised of Fluor Enterprises Inc., Granite Construction Co., Ames Construction Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. as the lead designer, and Fluor and DBi Services, LLC, providing the long-term maintenance. ADOT will fund the project's capital costs with a combination of available public funds from sales tax revenues and tax-exempt bonds. Fluor booked the project in the first quarter of 2016.

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ADOT Loop 202 - Largest Highway Project in State History
Client's Challenge

ADOT's plans call for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project to deliver 22 miles of improved mobility via four lanes in each direction – three general-use lanes and one High-Occupancy Vehicle lane – and will include modern features of rubberized asphalt and aesthetics that reflect nearby communities.

ADOT's goal is for the project to be completed safely, ahead of schedule, on-budget and designed with long-term maintenance in-mind while maintaining excellent stakeholder relations.


ADOT Loop 202 - Geotech Near Pecos Road
Fluor's Solution

Freeway construction began September 2016 with crews widening the shoulders and extending the existing Loop 202 high-occupancy vehicle lanes from Pecos Road near 48th Street to the I-10/Loop 202 interchange. This initial phase will be completed prior to mainline freeway construction, which is scheduled to begin in early 2017.

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Over 1,400 construction workers will be on site at peak, approximately 500 of which are self-perform LLC employees. The team has conducted extensive safety training for all project employees, with over 320,000 hours without a recordable incident completed to date. Fluor offices in Aliso Viejo, CA; Dallas, TX; and Greenville, SC; are supporting the project.

The LLC will be self-performing earthwork, drainage, bridge construction, and asphalt paving, and managing the other aspects of the project including noise walls, overhead signage and intelligent transportation system infrastructure for this project.

Fluor will be managing over 120 subcontractors, including small, local and disadvantaged business enterprises supporting the project through design and engineering support, traffic control, security, hauling services, demolition, clearing operations, landscaping and other scopes of work as outlined by the contract with ADOT. A series of public outreach meetings have been held along the corridor to obtain feedback and garner public support for the project. The project has also allowed for extensive first responder and military training in abandoned commercial and residential buildings purchased by ADOT that will be demolished by the Fluor-led joint venture.

Fluor-DBi's maintenance personnel have been actively involved with the design and construction teams to optimize the design while reducing the long-term maintenance costs on the project. Fluor and DBi Services, LLC, will maintain the lanes for 30 years with oversight from ADOT.


ADOT Loop 202 - Bringing New Landscaping
Conclusion

A Fluor-led LLC was chosen by ADOT to provide design, construction and maintenance services for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. This is the largest highway project in Arizona's history. Construction began in 2016, and lanes are expected to open in late 2019.