North America: Arizona shortlists three teams for street lighting P3

07 December 2017 - 12:00 am UTC

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has shortlisted three teams for its Phoenix Metropolitan Area Freeway Lighting P3, Inframation has learned.

According to three sources briefed, the shortlisted teams are:

– Plenary Infrastructure Phoenix (Plenary, Bouygues and Rosendin Electric)

– Arizona Lighting Partners (Star America, Aldridge Electric, Fluor and DMD Electric)

– Illuminate AZ (ACS Infrastructure, Pulice Construction, Roadway Electric, CS Construction, Jacobs, Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, and Dragados)

The project is expected to cost roughly USD 200m, as reported.

A draft RFP is to be issued in January, it is understood.

As Inframation reported, the final RFP will be issued in late March, with responses due by the end of June. ADOT will announce the best value proposer at the end of July. Financial close is slated for October or November 2018, as Inframation reported.

Project details  
The preferred proponent will, over a two-year period, design, build and finance lighting systems on certain freeways in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The proponent will also operate and maintain the system for an additional 15-year term before it is turned over to the agency.

The project involves converting freeway lighting from existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting to Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lighting. It also includes remote monitoring over 300 miles of controlled access highways in the greater Phoenix area, including the Deck Park Tunnel on I-10.