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(PM-3105) Program Management Lessons Learned: Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

Level: Basic
Venue: 2019 AACE International Conference & Expo, June 16-19, 2019, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of program management lessons learned from the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program (AWVRP), being delivered by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in Seattle, Washington. This landmark program is changing the City of Seattle by replacing an aging, elevated section of State Route 99 with a two-mile-long, large-diameter, machine-driven single bore tunnel, one of the largest of its kind ever completed. This complex engineering and construction effort, with a current budget of $3.3 billion and a delivery schedule spanning more than a decade, is nearly complete. The many lessons learned addressed in this paper cover topics such as earned value management; risk management and the use of contingency and reserves; right-of-way acquisition; change control; relations with oversight entities; and the use of alternative delivery contract methods.