PHOENIX (AP) — State transportation officials have begun negotiating with a construction and engineering consortium for a massive project to expand and improve Interstate 17 in the hill country north of metro Phoenix.
The Department of Transportation said it has selected Keiwit-Fann-Joint Venture from among three finalists to be the "apparent preferred developer" to design, build, operate and maintain improvements to 23 miles of I-17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point.
The project is intended to reduce traffic snarls on I-17.
A key component will be construction of 8 miles of new two-lane roadway to be used for either southbound or northbound traffic, depending on the need.
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