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General: Major Projects Report to Congress 2010

Report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations
As requested by the House of Representatives Report 106-622
Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2001

Annual Summary of Major Projects (FY 2010)

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Federal Highway Administration
Office of Innovative Program Delivery
Project Delivery Team

This annual summary reports the activities of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as related to major projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, as of October 1, 2010.

The Project Delivery Team is assisting the FHWA Divisions with stewardship and oversight activities for 81 major projects, each with a total cost greater than $500 million, and three Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998 (TIFIA) projects, each with a total cost less than $500 million. There are nine completed major projects. The Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project was listed as completed in FY 2010.

A list of the status of the 81 active major projects is attached. This list includes the nine completed major projects.

Financial Plans

The Project Delivery Team continued to track cost estimates and scheduled completion dates for 45 major projects that have Financial Plans. Currently 81 percent of these projects are within 2 percent of the previous year's budgets and 81 percent of the projects are within 2 percent of the previous year's scheduled completion dates.

The Initial Financial Plans for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.

  • I-4 to Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, Crosstown Connector (Hillsborough County, FL)
  • Triangle Expressway, Western Wake Freeway (Raleigh, NC)
  • Cleveland Innerbelt (Cleveland, OH)
  • Hamilton IR 75 Rehabilitation Project (Mill Creek Expressway) (Hamilton County, OH)
  • Southwest Parkway (SH 121) (Fort Worth, TX)
  • US-41 Corridor (Winnebago and Brown Counties, WI)

The Financial Plan Annual Updates for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.

  • I-80/San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (East Span) (San Francisco-Oakland, CA)
  • SR 52, from Santo Road to SR 67 (Santee, CA)
  • SR 905, from I-805 to Otay Mesa Port of Entry (San Diego County, CA)
  • I-95/New Haven Harbor Crossing (New Haven, CT)
  • (iROX) I-75 from GG Parkway to SR-80, D/B/Finance (Lee and Collier Counties, FL)
  • Miami Intermodal Center (Miami, FL)
  • Tampa Interstate System (Tampa, FL)
  • Council Bluffs, IA I-29 & I-80 Interstate System (Council Bluffs, IA)
  • I-10 Twin Span Structures (Slidell, LA)
  • LA 1 (Golden Meadow to Port Fourchon, LA)
  • Intercounty Connector (Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, MD)
  • I-95/Woodrow Wilson Bridge (MD/VA/DC)
  • Montgomery IR-75 Reconstruction (Dayton, OH)
  • I-40 Crosstown (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • I-10/Katy Freeway (Houston, TX)
  • Loop 12/State Highway 35E Corridor (Dallas, TX)
  • Eastern Extension of the President George Bush Turnpike (SH 190) (Dallas County, TX)
  • Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes (Fairfax, VA)
  • Pocahontas Parkway (Richmond, VA)
  • I-95/495/395 Springfield Interchange (Springfield, VA)
  • I-94 North-South (Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha Counties, WI)

Cost Estimate Reviews

Risk-based cost reviews were conducted for the following projects that are on the attached list of current active major projects.

  • US-31 Hamilton County (Indianapolis, IN)
  • LBJ Freeway (SH-635 from I-35E-US 75) (Grapevine, TX)
  • PA Turnpike/I-95 Interchange Project (Trevose, PA)
  • I-5 LA County South Carpool Lane and Widening (Artesia-Florence Corridor) (Los Angeles County, CA)
  • Council Bluffs, IA I-29 & I-80 Interstate System (Council Bluffs, IA)
  • SR 520 Medina to SR 202: Eastside Transit and HOV Project (Seattle, WA)
  • Marin-Sonoma Narrows (Cities of Novato and Petaluma, CA)
  • I-70/I-71 South Innerbelt (Columbus, OH)

Additionally, risk-based cost reviews were conducted on the following projects expected to be added to the active major project list in the future.

  • I-5 Stockton (Stockton, CA)
  • I-75 Through the Valley (HAM-75-10.10) (Hamilton County, OH)
  • Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and SR 47 Expressway Project (Long Beach, CA)
  • Monroe Bypass/Connector (Union and Mecklenburg Counties, NC)
  • Gerald Desmond Bridge (Long Beach, CA)
  • I-805 Managed and HOV lanes (North Project) (La Jolla, CA)
  • SR-303L/Estrella Freeway (Surprise, AZ)
  • Gaston E-W Connector (Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, NC)
  • IH-35 (Dallas and Denton Counties, TX)
  • North I-25 (Cities of Denver and Wellington, CO)
  • I-15 NEON (Las Vegas, NV)

The Project Delivery Team participated in a Cost Estimation Validation Process with the Washington Department of Transportation to compare this process with FHWA's Cost Estimate Review process.

The Project Delivery Team participated in a Cost Estimating and Cost Management Capacity Building Workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 11-13, 2010.

Project Management Plans

The Project Management Plans for the following major projects were reviewed for acceptance concurrently with the applicable FHWA Division Offices.

  • SR-303L/Estrella Freeway (Surprise, AZ)
  • Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and SR 47 Expressway Project (Long Beach, CA)
  • Marin-Sonoma Narrows (Cities of Novato and Petaluma, CA)
  • US 36 , from I-25 in Denver to Boulder (Table Mesa) (Cities of Denver and Boulder, CO)
  • I-4 to Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Crosstown Connector (Hillsborough County, FL)
  • Rt. 7 Hackensack River Wittpenn Bridge (Jersey City and Kearny Town, NJ)
  • Kozciusko Bridge Replacement, I-278 over Newtown Creek (Brooklyn/Queens, NY)
  • Route 347, between Northern State Parkway and NY Rt. 25A (Smithtown, Islip, and Brookhaven, NY)
  • Cleveland Innerbelt (Cleveland, OH)
  • US 290 Hempstead Corridor (Houston, TX)
  • Southwest Parkway (SH 121) (Fort Worth, TX)
  • SR 520 I-5 to Medina, Bridge Replacement and HOV (Seattle, WA)

Capacity Building

The Project Delivery Team participated in the following activities to promote the oversight and stewardship of major projects to FHWA partners and Division Office staff.

  • Ongoing in FY 2010 - The Project Delivery Team and the National Highway Institute offered a 2-day National Highway Institute Course called "Addressing Uncertainty in Cost Estimating."
  • November 30 - December 3, 2009 - The Project Delivery Team in conjunction with the Resource Center trained 20 staff in the use of risk-based modeling software for use in cost estimate reviews for major projects.
  • January 11-13, 2010 - The Project Delivery Team staffed an exhibit booth at the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting in Washington, DC. Displays of existing major projects and the latest guidance for the management of major projects were available.
  • April 18-22, 2010 - The Project Delivery Team delivered Cost Estimate Review, Financial Plan, and Project Management Plan training at the Field Engineers Learning and Development Seminar in Dallas, TX.
  • May 27, 2010 - The Project Delivery Team delivered Financial Plan and Project Management Plan training to the California Division Office and the California Department of Transportation in Sacramento, CA.
  • Summer 2010 - The Project Delivery Team delivered Financial Plan presentations at the Office of Innovative Program Delivery's Regional Technical Workshops. The workshops were held in Albany, NY, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA.
  • July 19-30, 2010 - The Project Delivery Team continued coordinating the project management certificate program with the FHWA Human Resources Office to train current and potential major project oversight managers in the FHWA Division Offices. As of the end of FY 2010, 133 FHWA employees have received their Associate Certificates in Project Management.
  • August 2010 - The Project Delivery Team conducted webinars on Cost Estimate Reviews, Financial Plans, and Project Management Plans.

A listing of the status of all current active major projects is attached.

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