Innovative Contracting Practices in Developing an Advanced Freeway Management System

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by Edd Hauser, North Carolina Dep of Transportation, United States,
K. T. Stock, North Carolina Dep of Transportation, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference—Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program

Abstract: Throughout the nation, many public agencies have determined to incorporate time saving and cost effective project innovations while maintaining and upgrading project quality. One possible contracting innovation, the Design-Build or Design-Build-Warrant contract, recently has been proposed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation as an approach to developing a Freeway Management System (FMS) for Charlotte, North Carolina. This paper outlines the approach the NCDOT has taken in developing this contracting innovation.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Contracts | Innovation | Design/Build | Highways and roads | Highway and road design | Construction costs |

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