Mega Project Assessment

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently engaged in delivering multiple major capital construction projects, including Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) Replacement, State Route (SR) 520 High-occupancy vehicle(HOV) lane and Bridge Replacement, and Columbia River Crossing. These projects are each estimated to cost over $3 billion, and are in varying stages of delivery. Additionally, several other mega and large projects are anticipated to begin in the near future, such as the SR 509/SR 167 “Gateway” project and I-5 reconstruction, as well as funding to complete the SR 520 Westside improvements, continued work on I-405, and I-90 Snoqualmie Pass improvements. In March, incoming Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson requested that an assessment be made of the three mega projects currently underway. CH2M HILL and Tom Warne and Associates were contracted by task order to perform this assessment for Secretary Peterson, the WSDOT Chief Engineer, and WSDOT senior management. In addition to a document review, interviews were conducted with WSDOT executives, staff from Olympia, and the project teams. Based on those interviews, the following areas emerged as topics of focus for this report: Organizational Structure, Lessons Learned, Delivery Methods/Selection, Workforce/Project Staffing, Quality Assurance, and Other Considerations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Oct 11 2013 1:14PM