Supply chain issues with highway art hold up new Loop 202 interchange in Gilbert

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 8:51am
Updated: Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 9:29am

Lindsay Road Interchange Project
Arizona Department of Transportation
A map of the Lindsay Road interchange project along the Santan Loop 202 in Gilbert.

A new interchange on the Loop 202 in Gilbert was expected to be completed next spring. But supply chain issues are making it difficult for the contractor to get one specific product needed to complete the project.

ADOT spokesperson Doug Nintzel says the product they’re missing is individual to this one project.

“They are wall panels that have rubberized molds on one side, and they’re used to create artwork with a theme that is related to Gilbert’s railroad and agriculture history,” said Nintzel.

Nintzel says they are not sure if the issue will cause delays beyond the intended completion date, and that difficulties with this product will not cause delays with other ADOT projects.