ARIZONA

Arizona-based Legacy Cares Inc., along with Legacy Sports USA, announced that Legacy Sports Park, a privately owned 320-acre multi-use family sports and entertainment complex, will be built in Mesa. The project will be located at Ellsworth and Pecos roads next to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport area and will open to the public in January 2022.

Three of the state's major freeway and highway projects have earned regional awards in a national transportation competition that focuses on efforts to strengthen communities, improve the quality of life and foster a more efficient economy. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) announced the Arizona Department of Transportation projects, including the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in the Phoenix area, have won first place awards in the organization's west region.

Road Machinery is joining the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation's community laptop drive, a community effort to collect laptops that are no longer needed and can be refurbished and provided to students who do not have devices at home. The laptop drive is being held in collaboration with Data Doctors to provide a safe and simple way for computers to be donated.

LiuGong North America (LiuGong NA) has announced that Universal Lift Systems has been appointed as a dealer for its material-handling equipment in Arizona. Universal Lift Systems LLC, of Goodyear, Ariz., is already serving the greater Arizona area. Keith and Jeannette Leabo, owners of the company, are experts in material handling equipment.

Using an innovative bridge slide technique that accomplishes in days what ordinarily would take months, construction crews have placed a new Fourth Street bridge over Interstate 40 in Flagstaff. The new, wider bridge will improve traffic flow and have a dedicated path for bicycles and pedestrians connecting the Flagstaff Urban Trail System across the interstate.

Union Pacific Railroad demolished a portion of the Tempe Town Lake Train Bridge at 8:13 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2020 to facilitate debris removal. A 150-ft. portion of a century-old bridge was demolished as part of the cleanup process after the bridge was damaged in a train derailment and fire in the city of Tempe and many partners assisted Union Pacific in the demolition.

Six companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $100M contract to support the U.S. Navy's construction projects at locations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command's Southwest area of operations. Work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers design-build, repair and renovation services for multiples facilities such as administration buildings, aircraft hangars, laboratories and training centers, the Department of Defense said in a recent release.

A partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey's Arizona Water Science Center is helping Arizona Department of Transportation engineers anticipate the effects of extreme weather on bridges and highways and design ways to handle it. Since its start in 2014, this collaboration has evolved to improve ADOT's use data involving flooding, natural hazards and weather-related risks through the agency's Resilience Program.

Holcombe Mixers, a provider of volumetric concrete mixers and strategic solutions for the concrete industry, teamed up with Fisher Sand and Gravel and Cat Construction to fast-track the major border wall construction project along Arizona's southern border.

Amid the rapidly changing landscape and a recovering Arizona economy, Pacific Hospitality Group and Mortenson recently broke ground on a 238-room, eight-story Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Phoenix. Pacific Hospitality Group, in partnership with Mortenson, is developing the project.

Sundt Construction Inc. and its joint venture partner Kiewit continue to earn awards for their work on the Ina Road Traffic Interchange. The two and a half year project was recently awarded the 2020 "Public Works Projects of the Year" by the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in the category of Transportation: over $75 million and the 2019 Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Partnering Award.