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VDOT Improves Performance

July 20, 2004

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) latest quarterly report shows a growing trend in delivering more construction and maintenance projects on time and on budget.

“We continue to improve our performance by following three key priniciples – set goals, measure performance and be accountable,” said VDOT Commissioner Philip Shucet. “All lead to sustainable improvements.”

Construction contracts:

Contracts completed on time
FY 2001 – 20%
Contracts completed within budget
FY 2001 – 51%

Contracts completed on time
FY 2004 – 36%
Contracts completed within budget
FY 2004 – 73%

FY 2005 – On target to complete 60% of contracts on deadline, and 80% within budget

*On time means finishing a project on or before the original date what VDOT contracted for, no exceptions.

64% of contracts were completed within 90 days of the original completion date in 2004 compared with 53% in 2003.

Maintenance contracts:

Contracts completed on deadline
FY 2001 – 38%
Contracts completed within budget
FY 2001 – 59%

Contracts completed on deadline
FY 2004 – 51%
Contracts completed within budget
FY 2004 – 81%

FY 2005 – On target to complete 70% of contracts on deadline and 90% within budget.

VDOT’s quarterly report is posted on www.virginiadot.org/infoservice/resources/QRlowres.pdf.

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