State Highway 260 contract work slowed

PHOENIX -- Construction to four-lane the remainder of SR 260 is expected to get underway during the middle of 2017. But, a contract detail could slow progress.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has advised that it is going back into negotiation with the Construction Manager at Risk for the project.

The CMAR is the general manager for a project and must guarantee the maximum construction price for a project prior to construction with penalties for overruns.

During a meeting in the City of Maricopa in December, the State Transportation Board added another $500,000 to the $4 million design budget for the four-lane expansion.

"Traffic control sequencing and temporary roadway design are necessary due to the multiple phases of work including several traffic shifts through seven roundabouts during construction," a memo explained.

The design contract was originally to be advertised beginning March 16th.

- Jon Hutchinson

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