F3−2: Summertime Bridge Reconstruction Program
The Summertime Bridge Reconstruction Program is a program to let bridge replacement projects to contract with beginning construction dates coinciding with the day after the last day of the school year and completion dates coinciding with the day before the first day of the following school year.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
To replace deficient bridges on school bus routes while minimizing inconvenience to schoolchildren being transported over these routes.
A number of bridge replacement projects can be let to contract throughout the year. Contractors then have time to schedule work to begin construction on the day after school lets out for the summer break. The construction must be complete before school begins at the end of the summer break, which encourages contractors to schedule work in the most efficient manner.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
Type of work: Bridge replacement, urban and rural, low volume.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Dan Dobry Jr., Director, Cobb County DOT
Telephone: (770) 528−1645
Structural Engineer, FHWA Georgia Office
Telephone: (404) 562−3643