State Highway 71 Toll Road
Spire assisted a contractor during the bidding phase for the $110 million Texas State Highway (SH) 71 design and construction of improvements project from Presidential Boulevard to immediately east of SH 130. The project included the construction of toll lanes with grade-separated crossings at FM 973 and SH 130, general purpose lanes, at-grade ramps, and intersection improvements. In addition, it included the realignment of FM 973 from immediately south of the Colorado River to approximately one-half mile south of the current SH 71 and FM 973 intersections. Spire’s team developed a Preliminary Project Baseline Schedule (PBS-1) to be submitted with the client’s proposal. Spire’s PBS-1 preparation included creating the work breakdown structure, logic, sequencing, and duration to reflect the client’s plan for performing the work. Spire developed the PBS-1 in consistency with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) technical requirements and the PBS-1.