Boston Central Artery Third Harbor Tunnel Project

MassHighway Department

Project Owner

Massachusetts Highway Department and Federal Highway Administration

Project Description

The largest and most complex transportation construction project in the United States built over a span of sixteen years: 1988-2004. The existing elevated central artery was replaced by an almost underground highway. The old road was removed adding about 22 acres of land to the city of Boston. The Massachusetts Turnpike was also completed to Logan Airport via the seaport access road through South Boston and a four-lane tunnel under Boston Harbor.

Project Cost

Published to be $24.3 Billion total


Our engineer represented the Massachusetts Highway Department on project issues related to the use of information technology. He oversaw the work of the Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff office automation department. He was responsible of revising the direct expenses budget of over $1.5 million/year. He also supervised the management decisions for the same department. In addition he was responsible for reviewing any departmental strategic and major operational decisions. This includes selection of information technology systems, networks and office operation systems.

Project Highlights

Development of projects and reports in an unified project database management system.
Selection of Operating system for the entire project operation which amounts to more than 1,000 Personal Computers.
Implementation of first phases of minimum paper use office environment

Analytical Tools

Windows 95/NT