Arizona Department of Transportation
The Loop 202 freeway, also known as the South Mountain Freeway, is a 22-mile, 8-lane freeway that will complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system in the southwestern quadrant of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Starting near Chandler, the freeway will run west along Pecos Road and then turn north between 55th and 63rd Avenues, connecting with Interstate 10 on each end. The project has been included in regional plans since 1985.
The freeway provides three general-purpose lanes and one HOV lane in each direction with direct connector ramps to and from I-10 at its eastern and western termini. The project includes over 50 overpasses carrying local streets and arterials, as well as a bridge over the Salt River Bridge that will extend for nearly 3,000 feet. The freeway will have thirteen interchanges spaced at approximately one-mile intervals.
The project has been procured as a P3 where the selected design-build team will also maintain the roadway under a 30-year agreement.
$1.837 billion (YOE, not including financing costs)
Federal funds - $493.8 million
State Highway User Revenue Fund (state fuel taxes, vehicle license taxes, registration fees, and other sources) Bonds - $205.9 million
Regional Area Road Fund (1/2-cent sales tax) - $702.4 million
Regional Area Road Fund Bonds - $435.3 million
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||
Connect 202 Partners
|Project Advisors / Consultants||
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff - Lead designer
Fluor / DBi Services - Maintenance
AZTEC, Stanley Consultants, Kleinfelder, amec, Transtec - Additional design, geotechnical, utility, and pavement engineering
GCI - Public relations
Independent quality - Raba Kistner
|Duration / Status||
Commercial close February 26, 2016.
Construction began in September 2016 and the project is expected to be open to traffic in late 2019 or early 2020.
Bond issues are expected in 2016 and 2018.
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