The Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development (TIMED) Program was established by Act 16 of the Louisiana State Legislature in 1989.
This $5.2 billion highway improvement program includes widening 540 miles of state highways to four lanes on 11 project corridors, widening and/or new construction on three major bridges and the improvements to both the Port of New Orleans and Louis Armstrong International Airport. The program was designed to enhance the economic development in Louisiana through an investment in transportation projects and was among the most ambitious infrastructure programs in the United States.
GEC was a one-third partner in the LTM Joint Venture which was contracted to manage this $5.2 billion Program. GEC performed program management services which included project controls, environmental clearances, design oversight, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, construction administration, quality control, financial management and public outreach were either performed or managed by GEC staff. GEC performed construction administration services including informational outreach meetings with contracting community, pre-bid meetings, bid and award assistance, construction QA/QC procedures, project inspection, and coordination for design revisions. The entire program was meticulously scheduled with a detailed, financially loaded, work breakdown structure that was tracked and reported in Primavera and PRISM. GEC produced weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Governor, Legislature, and State and Local elected officials that documented the program was financially feasible and the full economic benefits to the State of Louisiana were being reaped.