Tools for accelerating project delivery

In testimony to a Congressional committee on Accelerating Project Delivery, FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez gave examples of tools that save time and money on highway projects. These range from pre-fabricated bridge elements to design-build contracts to using flexibilities allowed under existing law: “We have built Every Day Counts on two pillars. First, we have a toolkit that includes a number of specific strategies to shorten project delivery time. This toolkit includes initiatives for using existing flexibilities in the law and not duplicating efforts in the planning and environmental review process. We also recommend a number of innovative contracting practices.”