PROJECT COST: $188.9 Million

3. Loop 202 Widening, SR 51 to Loop 101
Loop 202 Widening, SR 51 to Loop 101

This design-build project, one of ADOT�s largest, widens approximately 9.8 mi of the Loop 202 freeway from four to six lanes, adding new HOV and auxiliary lanes from the I-10/SR-51 interchange in downtown Phoenix to the Loop 101 in Tempe. The project also includes 22 bridges (including the 1-mi-long Salt River Bridge over the Salt River and Tempe Town Lake); reconstruction of ramps, noise and retaining walls; modifying the drainage system; landscaping; and installing an updated freeway management system.

Location: Phoenix/Tempe, Ariz.
Started: December 2008
Target Completion: August 2010
Owner: Arizona Dept. of Transportation
Design Firm: URS Corp.
General Contractor: Kiewit/Sundt Joint Venture
Consulting Engineers: TY Lin International; HDR Engineering
Subcontractors: Contractors West; CMC Rebar; Case Foundation; Carlson Masonry; A-Core; Brundage-Bone; Traffic Management Inc.