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The Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic  Accelerated Bridge Program has received a national award for innovation in project management.  

The 2011 Francis B. Francois Award for Innovation by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) honors ABP, administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), for “innovative program management, project development, and construction technologies and methods.”

Medford 93Fast14, Final Bridge Replacement, Demolition, August 12, 2011
AASHTO cited as an example of innovation MassDOT’s groundbreaking “93Fast14” project that replaced 14 bridges on Interstate 93 in Medford during 10 weekends in June, July, and August.  The project used prefabricated bridge sections and completed bridge replacements between Friday evening and Monday morning each weekend to minimize traffic disruption.

Since its inception in 2008, the MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program has advertised 152 construction projects with a combined construction budget of $1.013 Billion, creating or sustaining more than 10,600 direct construction jobs.  ABP has reduced the number of structurally deficient bridges from 543 to 456, a decline of 16%.

The Francis B. Francois Award for Innovation honors a former AASHTO executive director and is selected by AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Performance Management.  The award winner each year is a state transportation department that has implemented an outstanding innovative program.  By receiving the award, MassDOT receives a $10,000 graduate fellowship to bestow on a state university student pursuing an advanced transportation-related degree.

 

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