The purpose of this project is to connect Broadway Blvd. and I-25 at the existing Sunport Blvd. Interchange and close this gap in the area’s transportation network, adding an additional access route to The Albuquerque International Sunport.
Alternative Procurement Method
Alternative Procurement Method, Services
The previous Owl Springs Way bridge over the Jemez River was constructed in 1963. The 2019 structure inventory and Appraisal Report indicated that the bridge had a sufficiency rating of 49.99 out of 100 and was classified as “Structurally Deficient”. Over the last decade, the bridge was overtopped numerous times by Jemez River Floodwater, resulting in flooding and closure of the adjacent roadway. The previous bridge was structurally deficient and functionally obsolete and did not provide adequate freeboard to accommodate the river hydrology at peak flow.
Located in Tijeras Canyon just east of Albuquerque, NM a new bridge was constructed next to the existing bridge. The new bridge had MSE walls at the abutments with standard spread footers and a pier with a spread footer as well. This was a steel girder bridge over live traffic, so we had to underdeck the new bridge to protect the traveling public and existing highway. The Tijeras Arroyo ran to the south of the bridge and a new box culvert was placed in the new bridge location.
This interchange is a major gateway into Albuquerque’s South Valley and the Mesa del Sol community that serves approximately 50,000 vehicles per day, including heavy commuter and commercial truck traffic. When the project was initiated, the 45-year-old diamond interchange had significantly outlived its design life and had become increasingly congested and unsafe.
Design/Build and Construction Manager (CM) At-Risk project delivery systems provide the project owner an avenue for integrating design and construction services under management by one Design/Build or CM At-Risk entity. The project owner has one central point-of-contact for all project issues. The project designers/engineers and contractors benefit from the “project team” approach that is necessary to the success of these unique project delivery methods. AUI has played a key role in several highly successful Design/Build and CM At-Risk projects. Our Estimating Department is always open to proposals for partnering with reputable architects, engineers and construction firms. Please forward your partnering proposal to AUI’s estimating department by mail at P.O. Box 9825, Albuquerque, NM 87119-9825 or by fax at (505) 242-9050. To send us an email, please fill out the contact form below.