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Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award

For more than 20 years, the Arizona Department of Transportation has engaged in a formal partnering program with its contractors. The program facilitates productive relationships, establishes a process for amicable resolution of conflicts and has ledAZ Transportation Partnering Excellence Award to more projects being completed on time and on budget.

Project teams including the Arizona Department of Transportation, contractors and other organizations were recognized at the 68th Arizona Conference on Roads and Streets in Tucson, hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona from April 17-19, 2019.

The Partnering Excellence Awards competition, which began in 2005, is designed to recognize partnership teams that demonstrate a high degree of achievement through their practice of partnering principles and their application of the partnering processes related to the transportation industry.

The winners of the 2018 Partnering Excellence Awards demonstrated the ability to come together and develop productive relationships that ensured the success of their respective projects. Teams were also judged on their ability to resolve issues in a professional manner.

Roadway (Under $5 Million)

City of Coolidge: Main Street, Coolidge Avenue to Pinkley Avenue
Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc. / City of Coolidge / Tristar Engineering and Management, Inc. /
Arizona Department of Transportation / APS

I-40 Twin Arrows TI UP
Fann Contracting, Inc. / Haydon Building Corp. / Arizona Department of Transportation /
Twin Arrows Casino Resort / T.Y. Lin International

Roadway ($5 Million to $25 Million)

SR 88 (Apache Trail) Apache Junction to Forest Road 213
Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc. / Arizona Department of Transportation / Tonto National Forest /
Michael Baker International

Lake Mary Road
SWP Contracting & Paving / Vastco / Central Federal Lands Highway Division / Paveco / WSP / Coconino County / U.S. Forest Service / Stinger Bridge & Iron

El Mirage Road: Northern Avenue to Peoria Avenue – MCDOT No. TT0367
Tristar Engineering and Management, Inc. / Maricopa County Department of Transportation /
Sunland Asphalt

Roadway (Over $25 Million)

Tangerine Road Corridor Project-Phase 1, La Cañada to Dove Mountain
Town of Marana / Town of Oro Valley / Granite Construction / Kittelson & Associates / Psomas / Borderland Construction Kaneen Communications

I-40 Devil Dog Road to Williams Reconstruction Project
Arizona Department of Transportation / Fann Contracting, Inc. / Gannett Fleming / City of Williams / United States Forest Service

I-19: Ajo Way Traffic Interchange
Ames Construction, Inc. / Stanley Consultants Arizona Department of Transportation / Tristar Engineering and Management, Inc.

Mesa – Gilbert Joint Roadways Inter-Governmental Coordination / Agreement
City of Mesa and Town of Gilbert

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