WSDOT has successfully delivered 303 out of 421 Nickel and Transportation Partnership Account (TPA) projects as of June 30, 2011, and is on target with the Legislative budget expectation.
Since 2003, WSDOT has delivered a total of 303 Nickel and TPA projects totaling $4.1 billion, on target with the legislative budget expectation. By December 31, 2011, roughly 355 of 421 projects (84%) will be under construction or completed.
WSDOT uses nationally recognized best practices to manage projects within budget.
74% of the delivery of WSDOT's highway program is contracted out to the private sector - supporting jobs in communities throughout the state.
54% of the design work is being delivered by private sector consultants.
On-time and on-budget performance on individual projects
For the 303 highway projects completed through June 30, 2011, changes from the previous quarter are:
- On-time delivery performance remained steady at 90%;
- On-budget performance remained steady at 92%; and
- On-time and on-budget project delivery performance decreased slightly (1%) to 83% this quarter.
- The Construction Cost Index increased 4.9% in the first half of 2011.
- The average number of bidders on projects has increased from 5.1 in 2009 to 5.5 in 2010.
- In FY 2011, 146 of 171 contracts (85.4%) were awarded below the engineer's estimate.
- The total award amount of all contracts for FY 2011 was 17.4% lower than the total engineer's estimate.
Key Action Items
Identify and track common trends among projects that lead to cost increases: WSDOT continues to work to identify and track common trends among projects that lead to cost increases. This includes rejected bids, accuracy of initial estimates, accuracy of initial quantities, over/under runs of quantities, change orders, changes in the duration and contract administration practices such as change order processing and making payments. The result will be lessons learned to improve project management practices.