A2−1: Roundtable Discussions on Project Issues
Roundtable discussions are held in relatively small groups (i.e., 10 to 12 subject experts) on issues, experiences, and potential solutions to reduce the impacts of urban freeway rehabilitation projects. Project issues are divided into four categories: community outreach, project development process, corridor planning and management, and construction methods/materials.
The first roundtable on construction methods and material was conducted in April 1998. Due to recent Illinois Department of Transportation emphasis/policies on minimizing delay and disruption on construction projects, the need to conduct remaining roundtables is being evaluated.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
Develop new strategies for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of freeways through the generation of new ideas and concepts and the sharing of "best practices."
Discussions facilitate the exchange of ideas and experience along with an understanding of the issues from the perspective of others such as industry.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Although geared towards high−volume urban rehabilitation projects, the concept has application to any project, especially those with high user impacts.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Dean Mentjes, Mobility Engineer, FHWA Illinois Division Office
Telephone: (217) 492−4631
Deputy Director, Illinois DOT
Telephone: (217) 785−0888