Managing and reducing risk in accelerated highway construction projects
Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Projects (R09)
Rapid renewal transportation projects are specifically intended to minimize the delivery schedule and disruption during construction, while not adversely affecting project cost and longevity. Managing risk in a rapid construction environment necessitates complex logistical requirements, complicated contracting procedures, and environmental permitting processes that need careful planning and consideration from project start to finish. Successful project completion means applying innovative contracting strategies in which risk is identified, mitigated, and transferred to the best qualified organization. Setting a project up for success during construction begins with conscientious consideration of risk at the earliest stages of project development.
SHRP2 has developed technical training materials, guides, and a handbook to help transportation agencies gain an understanding of the risks associated with rapid renewal projects. These tools provide objective guidance on implementing risk management procedures for various contracting methods. Training materials present practical guidance for applying risk management techniques to the rapid renewal project development process consistent with State transportation agency business practices.
The guidelines and training materials provide agencies with a greater understanding of potential risks associated with rapid renewal projects, as well as possible mitigation strategies. Training materials will assist transportation agencies with integrating this planning approach on a broader scale.
In the Field
|Florida||Implementation Assistance Program - DOT using rapid renewal project guides and training resources for the Gateway Express||Proof of Concept Pilot||LaToya Johnson (FHWA) email@example.com|
|Georgia||Implementation Assistance Program - DOT using rapid renewal project guides and training resources for the SR 96 corridor||Proof of Concept Pilot||LaToya Johnson (FHWA) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pennsylvania||Implementation Assistance Program – Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is applying R09 to the Potters Mills Gap Transportation Project||Lead Adopter||LaToya Johnson (FHWA) email@example.com|
|Florida||Implementation Assistance Program – Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is using the product as a medium to successfully complete FDOT’s Risk Analysis and Management Implementation Plan. FDOT will implement R09 on the SR 40 project from east of CR 314 to east of CR 314A||Lead Adopter||LaToya Johnson (FHWA) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Minnesota||Implementation Assistance Plan – Minnesota Department of Transportation is implementing the product on the reconstruction of I-35W from 46th Street to I-94 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to coincide with the current effort to better manage construction project schedules through proactive risk management||Lead Adopter||LaToya Johnson (FHWA) email@example.com|
|Oregon||Implementation Assistance Program – Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is implementing the product in the Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement Project over the Columbia River. ODOT is interested in developing a systematic standardized risk management approach in all their significant projects||Lead Adopter||LaToya Johnson (FHWA) firstname.lastname@example.org|
Field activities also performed in North Carolina and Washington during the research phase.