ADOT Requests Information For South Mountain Loop 202 Construction

February 06, 2014

(Photo by Al Macias-KJZZ)
ADOT officials want South Mountain construction to be a public-private partnership.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is gathering information about the possibility of making construction of the long-delayed South Mountain part of the Loop 202 Freeway a public-private partnership. ADOT has put out a 20-page request for information for construction of the route that would connect Interstate 10 on the southeast and the west sides of Phoenix. The freeway, which would run south of South Mountain, is currently awaiting environmental clearance.

Transportation officials said they want industry’s perspective and feedback on how the procurement process would work to help them with advanced planning and development efforts. They are also seeking information about financing the project. ADOT said the South Mountain Freeway corridor remains under study, and the public-private partnership will have no impact on the environmental impact statement, which is scheduled for completion this year.

Transportation officials are holding a forum for industry representatives about the South Mountain Freeway late this month.