Throughout the project, Pulice made partnering a priority by keeping communication lines open. From issue resolution on the Jobsite to informing, educating, and engaging the public, Pulice maintained a consistent exchange of information between all stakeholders. The project team adhered to Pulice’s organizational belief that formal partnering is critical to the success of every construction project, as it fosters timely decisions and enables issues to be resolved at the lowest possible level within the project organizational structure. The staff on this project were very experienced and were empowered to make “best for project decisions” at the job-level. The goal was to resolve all issues at the project level without having to escalate any issue beyond the Project Management Team.
The project has economically benefited the community and region in that local industrial, commercial, and residential interests are again commencing construction on long-delayed or new projects. The SR 303L is a major conduit connecting an established major interstate (I-10) to the south to the suburban cities of Surprise, El Mirage, Sun City, and Glendale. As I-10 is currently the sole east-west corridor into downtown Phoenix, the completion of the SR 303L will provide for significantly improved mobility for residents moving between the downtown Phoenix core economic center and the major west valley cities. Additionally, the SR 303L provides reduced travel time to existing facilities such as the Wildlife World Zoo, White Tank Mountain State Park, and associated library, as well as existing industrial, commercial, and residential facilities.
Together, from project development through construction, the Team successfully worked across multiple agencies and stakeholders in executing this unique and innovative project. Design, environmental clearances, and construction were delivered on time, and ahead of schedule. The I-10/SR 303L System Traffic Interchange Team won the 2015 AGC Build AZ Award.