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Hurricane María Efforts for Signing and Guardrails

Project: AC-812541: Hurricane María Efforts for Signing and Guardrails

Customer: Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (PRHTA)

Timeline: Field Data Collection and Design: August 2018 to December 2020

Key Challenge: Klein Engineering, PSC worked as a Prime Consultant for the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (PRHTA) in the preparation of the Detailed Damage Inspection Reports, and resulting plans, specifications and construction estimates (PS&E) for approximately 300 kms of roads in six (6) municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of San Juan. This emergency project was part of PRHTA’s and FHWA’s effort to restore road conditions, wayfinding, and enhance safety in the aftermath of the storms that hit the Island in 2017.

Solution Approach: The KEPSC team used GIS to create a Georeferenced Database to document all current signage information. In this Georeferenced Database, KEPSC had the opportunity to document the signage damage, level of safety, and associated technical information. The application of this innovative technology facilitated collaboration among team members and significantly helped to achieve the goal of completing this great endeavor in less than six months.

Overall Budget: Not Available

Key Partners: PRHTA

Results: KEPSC completed the field inspection work, delivered all corresponding reports, and submitted 100% plans on time to PRHTA. The project is currently under construction to restore safe conditions to travelers.