PROJECT COST: $131 Million
This project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand and modernize Arizona�s largest commercial point of entry, the Mariposa (Nogales West) Port of Entry.
Hensel Phelps began the $20.87-million first phase -- site and earthwork -- in November. This includes demolition of selected existing buildings and infrastructure, constructing retaining walls, compacting soil and installing utilities. The contractor will then bring the $110-million building vertical mid-2010, designed to be a safe, secure yet uplifting �desert oasis�. All work is performed while one of America�s busiest land ports -- and the main entry point for fresh produce entering from Mexico - remains fully operational.
Project tenants include U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Arizona Dept. of Transportation.
Owner: General Services Administration
Design Firm: Jones Studio
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Construction Manager: Vanir Construction Management
Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting Inc.
Structural Engineer: Bakkum Noelke
MEP Engineer: Associated Mechanical; Woodward Engineering