DBi Services team shortlisted for Arizona DOT megaproject

DBi Services team shortlisted for Arizona DOT megaproject

ADOT announced June 10 it has shortlisted three developer teams proposing on the $1.9 billion design-build-maintain contract for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Project. DBi Services, along with its team members below, was among the highest rated proposals, and would be in charge of all operations and maintenance of the proposed freeway for the full term of the contract.

Connect 202 Partners:
Flour Enterprises Inc.
Granite Construction Co.
Ames Construction Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
DBi Services LLC

This megaproject includes the design, construction, and 30-year maintenance of the last section of the Loop 202 Freeway, which will stretch 22 miles from the Maricopa Freeway segment of Interstate 10 to the Papago Freeway segment of the I-10 in the southwestern quadrant of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

This project has been a critical part of the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Freeway Program since it was first included in funding through Proposition 300 approved by Maricopa County voters in 1985. The freeway is also part of the Regional Transportation Plan passed by Maricopa County voters in 2004 through Proposition 400.

The project will be the first highway project procured under Arizona’s public-private-partnership statute and ADOT’s first design-build-maintain project ever. ADOT will fund the project capital costs with a combination of available public funds from sales tax revenues and tax-exempt bonds.

ADOT received five statements of qualifications for the project last December (2014), and was awaiting release of the project’s Record of Decision before making its shortlisting determination. The Federal Highway Administration issued the Record of Decision last week.

ADOT plans to issue the final Request for Proposals late this spring, with the best-value selection and award of the design-build-maintain agreement anticipated for the end of this year.

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