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January 2007 Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer Building on Success

Inside a Workshop

With an increasing number of highway construction projects underway nationwide, State departments of transportation are looking for innovative ways to reduce construction time and traffic congestion and to "Get In, Stay In (and get it done right), Get Out and Stay Out." The ACTT program helps owner agencies achieve these goals by bringing national transportation experts to the planning table.

A structured workshop is the centerpiece of the ACTT process. Once a State indicates that it wishes to host a workshop for a specific project, it must identify the project timeline, goals and skill sets. Using this information, the State invites national experts to their workshop for two days of intense brainstorming and discussion. At the end of those two days, each skill set provides counsel on innovative ways to accelerate construction, reduce project costs and minimize impacts to the community.

For more information, and for reports detailing the recommendations of completed ACTT workshops, visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/accelerated/state.cfm.

Workshops at a Glance

State Project Cost Project
Revised Project
Ohio $850 million 8 years 5 years
New Hampshire $480 million 12 years 6 years
New York To be determined To be determined To be determined
Hawaii $100 million 5 years 2 years
North Carolina To be determined 6 years 2 years

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