Work crews are putting the finishing touches on the $135M Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino rising south of the current Gila River Indian Community casino off of 51st Ave. in Laveen.

Tutor Perini Building Corp. of Phoenix is the general contractor and Friedmutter Group of Las Vegas is the architect for the project, which is slated to open on July 2. Construction started last June.

The new Vee Quiva will feature a 70,000 SF casino with more than 6,000 SF event center, and a 3-story, 90-room hotel. The projects also includes 2,800 total parking spaces, including a 1,000-space parking garage.

Included in the amenities are a fitness center and pool; four bars; a premium players club lounge, and a signature restaurant, Ditka’s.

The project created more than 600 construction jobs.