New Jersey's $330-million, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) Atlantic City Brigantine Connector--a highway and accompanying tunnel--will provide easy access to gambling casinos when it is completed in May 2001 and is one of the largest public/private highway construction projects in the United States. With a $64,600 per day liquidated damages contract, the design/build contractors may be taking on more risk than the casino customers. The flexibility offered by design/build has resulted in contractor innovations, such as the use of superjet grouting for structural bracing of a tunnel excavation, a first in the United States. The project may also set a record of sorts for speed of completion. If all continues to go well, the project will have gone from conception to reality in just 5 years.


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  • Accession Number: 00790696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2000 12:00AM