Concrete Pavement Aspects in Design-Build Contracts: Case History Projects from Texas

Design-Build (D-B) is a project delivery method in which the owner (e.g., the highway agency) holds a single contract with a single entity for both the design and construction of a project. There are variations in the pavement aspects of D-B contacts in the U.S. (perhaps because D-B contracting for highway projects is still relatively new). Thus, there is a need for documenting these aspects from recent D-B contracts to allow highway agencies to learn from each others experiences. This paper illustrates the pavement aspects in the D-B contracts of three major highway projects in central Texas State Highway 130 (SH 130), State Highway 45 Southeast (SH 45 SE), and US 183A. These projects are part of a 122-mile contiguous turnpike facility in the Austin-San Antonio corridor. They are being constructed as a six-lane controlled access highway with electronic toll collection (expected to be opened for traffic in 2007). The sponsor of these projects is TxDOT's Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA). The SH 130 project was developed under SEP-14 as a Comprehensive Development Agreement (CDA) to design-build- and potentially operate-maintain-warrant the tollway. The US 183A and SH 45 SE projects were also developed under SEP-14 as CDAs to design-build the tollway. This paper allows highway agencies to benefit from Texas’s experience in the development of requests for proposals (RFPs) for D-B delivery of large projects on major highways.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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  • Accession Number: 01045567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1794
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:28PM