Sundt and a joint venture partner widened 13 miles of the urban freeway, which included widening 12 bridges, adding carpool and merge lanes, sound walls, lights and overhead message boards. The design work proceeded simultaneously with the construction phases. The intent was to keep at least six lanes of traffic open during the day and to limit restrictions to nights and weekends. As a result of an accelerated schedule and the design/build concept, what was once a six-year project was finished in two years.
 
2003 American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) Award for Engineering Excellence-ACEC
Marvin M Black Award-Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Southwest Contractor Magazine with its “Best of 2003” Award for design-build projects-Southwest Contractor magazine