June marked the beginning of ADOT’s 45-day comment period for the forthcoming Interstate 11 that would allow the residents of Arizona to pose questions about the project, potential locations and talk about environmental considerations such as the impact on wildlife and cultural resources.
Interstate 11 will be “a multimodal corridor connecting Arizona with regional and international markets that would open up new opportunities for mobility, trade, job growth and economic competitiveness,” said an ADOT press release. The interstate, which still has to undergo a three-year environmental study, would stretch from Nogales to Wickenburg and may also include rail.
NDOT released new video update for Phase I of the I-11 Boulder City Bypass project. The $83-million dollar project will establish four lanes on a concrete interstate freeway that begins at Silverline Road, crosses under the existing railroad, and ends at Foothills Drive.
Crews have started working on the southern alignment of the future Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway and assessment of soil condition and groundwater depth began June 27 along the western alignment at eastbound Interstate 10 from the 59th Avenue on-ramp to the 51st Avenue off-ramp. The assessment will result in shoulder closures from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
EEA Consulting Engineers of Austin, Texas recently acquired Albuquerque-based Vertterre Corporation, according to a joint press release. Vertterre’s seven-person agency will join EEA’s Albuquerque-based staff of six to “be a driving force in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering as well as in hydronic master planning, BIM modeling, process utility engineering, commissioning, and energy conservation.”
Las Vegas City Hall Goes for the Gold
Las Vegas City Hall is now using less than 50% of the energy previously needed in the city’s older City Hall facility and is in the process of LEED Gold Certification, according to a press release from JBA Engineering Consultants.