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Construction Program Guide

Lane Rental

Lane rental is a contract provision that incentivizes contractors to schedule and work during non-peak periods by charging rental fees for lane or shoulder use, with higher fees during peak periods.

A lane rental provision may be relatively simple (applying a standard hourly rate whenever a lane is taken out of service) or more complex (applying a variety of rates depending on time of day, number and types of lanes taken out of service and direction of traffic). The provision may require the bidders to provide an initial bid of lane rental hours which will be charged against during construction, or may establish some other format for applying the lane rental charges

The lane rental technique was declared operational on May 4, 1995 and is no longer considered to be experimental.

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Updated: 05/05/2022
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