Pulice was selected for a 2015 Build Arizona Award for the I-10/303L System Traffic Interchange project for the Public New Construction, Greater than $10 Million, Highway Construction category. Valued at $150.5M, the project contains four flyover bridges and an embedded frontage road system, a unique design in Arizona that increased the overall footprint to yield the largest system traffic interchange in Arizona. The project began in November 2011 and achieved final completion in April 2015.
Pulice recently started work on Phase II under a separate contract, valued at $63.5M, completion scheduled for October 2017. A critical component of the 40-mile SR 303L, Phase I of the five-level system traffic interchange provides system continuity to the I-17 Freeway to the north. The project completes a major component of the vision that the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) adopted for the SR 303L as a part of the Regional Transportation Plan Freeway Program in November of 2003.
A project of this magnitude and complexity required the collaboration of all major stakeholders including ADOT, MAG, Federal Highway Administration, Arizona State Land Department, APS, Southwest Gas, Roosevelt Irrigation District, City of Goodyear, and Flood Control District of Maricopa County. The design team was led by AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. Throughout the project, the team had the opportunity to implement effective construction techniques. One such innovation included alternative phasing. The team analyzed the project phasing and proposed alternative phasing that eliminated a final phase. This phasing approach shifted I-10 traffic, eliminated the need for temporary asphalt, and utilized the final PCCP pavement for the interim traffic conditions – a cost-saving solution that reduced the project schedule.