The Arizona Department of Transportation issued the following news release:
Arizona's largest Recovery Act project is expected to receive a construction contract when the State Transportation Board meets this Friday in Phoenix.
The US 60/Grand Avenue project will widen 10 miles from Loop 303 to 99th Avenue in Maricopa County--a project programmed at $45 million. Nearly all projects from ADOT's original list of 57 Recovery Act projects have now been awarded, with more than 40 of them now under construction. More Recovery Act projects are moving forward statewide, due to the tremendous cost savings during the bidding process.
The board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9 a.m. November 20 in the Arizona Department of Transportation Auditorium, 206 South 17th Avenue in Phoenix.
The board also is expected to receive updates on cost savings from Recovery Act projects, as well as Public-Private Partnerships and rest areas.
Other highway construction contracts up for approval include:
* I-40: Westbound lanes from milepost 21 to Walnut Creek in Mohave County (repaving roadway with rubberized asphalt)
* Graham County Highway: Safford-Bryce Road at Peterson Wash in Graham County (repaving)
* SR 82: San Pedro River Bridge in Cochise County (scour retrofit work on bridge)
Transportation Board members include: Chairman Delbert Householder of eastern Arizona; Stephen Christy of Pima County; Robert Montoya of northern Arizona; Bill Feldmeier of western Arizona; Bobbie Lundstrom of southeastern Arizona; and Felipe Zubia and Victor Flores of Maricopa County.
About the State Transportation Board
The seven-member State Transportation Board has policy powers and duties in addition to serving in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Members of the board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Arizona Senate to six-year terms. The board has broad authority to plan and develop Arizona's highways, airports and other state transportation facilities. In addition to these general policy duties, the board is responsible for development and oversight of the state's Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program.
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