Central Artery Project Tunnel Inspection Progam

In February 2011, a light fixture fell from the ceiling of the Central Artery at I-93 northbound inside the Tip O’Neill Tunnel. After that event, and considering the history of the Project, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) determined that it should conduct a review of the Central Artery tunnel inspection program. The objective of the review was to obtain an independent and objective assessment of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Central Artery tunnel inspection program to identify good practice and opportunities for improvement. The primary focus was on the tunnel system components that are over roadways and walkways, those that could fall and affect public safety. The review was facilitated by the FHWA Massachusetts Division Office, with technical direction and oversight provided by the FHWA Office of Bridge Technology. A team of representatives from the following organizations conducted the review: FHWA Massachusetts Division Office; FHWA Office of Bridge Technology; FHWA Resource Center Structures Team; FHWA Virginia Division Office; Maryland Transportation Authority; Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; and, the Virginia Department of Transportation. The program review took place from June 27 to July 1, 2011. The review team examined current MassDOT business processes, developed observations, and drafted recommendations related to four major focus areas: A. Inspection procedures B. Inspection response activities C. Inspection quality management D. Staffing, qualifications, and training


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Maps;
  • Pagination: 41p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 7:43AM