Mapping and Improving the Delivery Process of Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Projects

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Headquarters (HQ) has established a process to deliver highway pavement rehabilitation projects that its Districts implement, but District practices are likely to vary in its implementation due to varying project needs, contextual considerations, and individual preferences. A research premise is that variation in the way the HQ process is understood and interpreted by Districts inhibits identification and implementation of best practices and continuous improvement. Recognizing technology innovations, increasing demands put on Departments of Transportation (DOTs) (e.g., inadequate budgets to deliver their portfolio of projects, tight delivery time windows), as well as DOTs being challenged to review and improve their long-established practices, this research proposes to map the HQ process for highway pavement rehabilitation, map how Districts implement it, and compare practices in order to recommend how Caltrans could pursue continuous improvement. Research outcomes include (1) the identification of opportunities to improve the process of delivering highway pavement rehabilitation projects and (2) Caltrans staff having gained experience in Lean 6-Sigma by demonstrated application on a specific process of mapping and identification of opportunities for continuous improvement.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $81074
    • Contract Numbers:

      2016 - TO 043 - 65A0529

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT)

      University of California, Berkeley
      Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1782
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of California, Berkeley

      Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720
    • Principal Investigators:

      Tommelein, Iris

    • Start Date: 20160501
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
    • Source Data: http://ucconnect.berkeley.edu/node/195

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01628684
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT)
    • Contract Numbers: 2016 - TO 043 - 65A0529
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 8 2017 1:50PM