The project widened the existing rural two-lane Sahuarita Road to a new urban four-lane divided roadway between La Villita Road and Country Club Road (approximately two and a half miles). Improvements included a raised median, bicycle lanes, concrete curbs, sidewalks, drainage improvements, low-maintenance landscaping, and irrigation.
The project also included a two-mile realignment of Nogales Highway (one mile north and south of Sahuarita Road) to establish a new intersection location that reduced conflicts with the existing railroad tracks and better accommodated future development in the area. The existing two-lane Nogales Highway was widened to four-lanes (with a raised median in the vicinity of Sahuarita Road), including bicycle lanes, sidewalks, low-maintenance landscaping, and irrigation.
Location: Town of Sahuarita, Pima County, Arizona
Guaranteed Price: $34.0 M
Construction Cost: $32.0 M
Owner: Town of Sahuarita, Public Works Department
Project Delivery: CMAR
Scope: 4.5 miles of new roadway, two new Santa Cruz River bridges, soil cement bank protection, two railroad crossings, signalized intersection, drainage culverts, bike lanes, sidewalk, landscaping and irrigation
“We encountered Borderland as a trustworthy partner, willing to go the extra mile to reach the goals and very responsive to railroad related requirements, safety and needs as applying to these projects. Due to Borderland's commitment we completed our portion of the work on time, on budget without the smallest error.”
Alexander Popovici, UPRR - Manager Industry & Public Projects
The project received two regional partnering awards, each recognizing the spirit of cooperation amongst the project team:
Through the Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) delivery method, the Town, Borderland and the designer worked together to improve a major roadway – on schedule and under budget – that will benefit the community for decades. The project improved mobility for regional traffic (between interstate-19 and State Route 83), improved access for local traffic (neighborhoods, businesses, schools, etc.), and accommodates future development plans in the area.