The article describes how tough specifications, and detailed schedule adopted by the Texas Department of Transportation and Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority, have kept the largest highway reconstruction project in Texas history on track, without delays or claims. There was a need to minimize the duration of the construction while keeping 250,000 vehicles per day moving through the corridor in the reconstruction of US Route 59 through downtown Houston. Tough specifications were written and enforced, and a computer based scheduling system that pares back the projects expected duration by 20 months was created. The job is broken into three phases, the details of which are described. The specifications included stipulations to increase the owner's control. Start and end dates for the projects's phases were set, as well as other stipulations.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1991-12-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27, 30
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 227
    • Issue Number: 22
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 00617899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1992 12:00AM