After Mott MacDonald conducted a preinvestment study for the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Czech government agreed on joint funding from the EIB and the European Union's Phare Fund to upgrade its roads, highways, and bridges.
The project consisted of 16 contracts for the rehabilitation of existing highways and bridges and the construction of new roads and structures. Eleven of these contracts involved reconstruction work on 197 miles (317 kilometers) of highway and the rebuilding or replacement of 83 bridges. The other five contracts focused on 8 miles (13 kilometers) of new construction, with 21 new bridges and viaducts.
Following international tendering, we were appointed by the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic to provide a wide range of consulting services during implementation of this €420 million program:
- Monitoring essential aspects of program preparation and implementation and reporting these to the EIB and EU
- Assisting the Roads Directorate’s project management unit in preparing individual projects
- Helping the project management unit prepare tender documents, evaluate tender offers, and select contractors in accordance with EU and EIB procedures
- Supervising individual projects and cooperating with the Roads Directorate’s implementation unit in monitoring works progress and time schedules
- Upgrading the existing road database and pavement management system
- Introducing new techniques for road and structural rehabilitation
- Preparing a highway economic assessment based on the HDM-4 model
By assessing complex design documents, Mott MacDonald helped ensure a high standard of technical and economical parameters. Our contribution streamlined the bidding and construction process, and helped projects stay on time and on budget.