MoPac and the Expensive Mess That Never Ends

The Austin Chronicle » As construction continues on MoPac’s long overdue toll lanes, CH2M, the Colorado-based engineering company responsible for the project’s design and construction – originally scheduled for completion in Sep­tem­ber 2015 – reported in its March 31 quarterly report that its disruption of Austin’s westside commute was “approximately 75% complete.” The delays have come with extreme cost overruns at CH2M; the company estimated them at $121.3 million in March, and blamed both the cost and delays on seemingly everything short of a plague of locusts

2017-08-09T10:33:13+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Design-Build, Highways, Texas, Tolling|

State says I-69 section can’t be completed until August 2018

Indy Star » The Indiana Finance Authority said in a notice to bond holders that it “assumes” will finished Aug. 31, 2018. The original estimated date for completion was October 2016. It is the fourth time the completion date has been pushed back as the public-private partnership used to build and finance the project appears to be crumbling.

2017-06-27T13:06:56+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Design-Build, Highways, Indiana, Public-Private Partnerships|

NYC officials urge state pols to allow one construction firm to repair Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

New York Daily News » New York City and state officials are pressing lawmakers to approve state legislation that would allow them to use the “design-build” method for much-needed repairs to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

2017-06-27T14:19:20+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Design-Build, Highways, New York|
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