This study investigates construction quality assurance practices used on locally administered Federal-aid highway projects. The study covers various types, sizes, and scopes of transportation projects delivered by local public agencies. The study involves collecting, organizing, and analyzing data from various State highway and local public agencies. The research product is a report outlining current quality assurance practices on local public agency projects, including areas of weakness and successful practices.
(1) Document current construction quality assurance practices used on locally administered Federal-aid projects. This should include materials sampling and testing, as well as inspection.
(2) Identify specific areas of weakness in quality assurance practices on local public agency projects.
(3) Identify existing successful practices that could potentially improve construction quality assurance on locally administered projects.