Access Utah County
With increased demand on Utah County's transportation network, the Utah Department of Transportation undertook five design-build projects along the Wasatch Front. The projects were consolidated under a single program management team known as Access Utah County. HDR acted as an extension of UDOT's staff—providing project controls and design and construction oversight on all five projects—and ensuring the successful administration of the design-build contracts. Combining the projects under a single program umbrella provided for consistent communication and construction management. This approach also accelerated project design and construction since one team managed the contracts and contractor selection process.
HDR's multidisciplinary approach and diverse technical resources helped UDOT streamline several processes throughout delivery of the Access Utah program. We helped UDOT establish a template for design-build procurement, acquire approximately 600 parcels on an accelerated schedule, promote public support and implement a thorough quality control program that centralized construction documents and linked all inspection information to a schedule item—an invaluable tool in the event of a claim.
On the design side, the Access Utah County program features only the second diverging diamond interchange constructed in the United States at the time—Pioneer Crossing.