Innovative Contracting Practices in Developing an Advanced Freeway Management System

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


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 | Highway and road management | Contracts and subcontracts | Innovation | Highways and roads | Highway and road design | Management methods | Infrastructure construction | North Carolina

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