Accountability - On-time Performance - WisDOT MAPSS Performance Improvement Program

WisDOT MAPSS - Accountability - On-time Performance - The continuous effort to use public dollars in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

On-time Performance - The continuous effort to use public dollars in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Accurate scheduling and timely completion of highway construction projects allow businesses and the general public to plan for the associated impact of maintaining and improving our transportation infrastructure. Timely completion also allows WisDOT to maximize the effective use of contractor resources. Our goal is for 100% of highway projects to be completed within the original timeframe specified in the contract and any agreed-upon extensions.

This measure indicates the department’s ability to estimate and manage the amount of time it will take to complete a highway construction project. The better the department is at determining project time, the better able we are to schedule future projects to effectively utilize available resources. The general public and businesses are affected by construction projects. When the department adheres to a schedule, the better everyone can plan for the impact.

Several factors can affect the results of this measure. One key factor is the department’s estimate of the time specified to complete the project. An adequate project schedule increases the likelihood of the contractor finishing on time. Other influencing factors during construction include utility work delays, material shortages or delays in delivery of materials, and adverse weather.

Project Development staff have worked to maintain awareness and discussion on the core factors impacting this measure. Designers increasingly are using information from past projects to develop realistic project timelines. Contractors are working toward starting projects earlier in the year to avoid inclement weather in the fall that could lead to schedule delays. An organized staff effort to expand awareness and develop solutions in partnership with industry remains challenging at current staffing levels but is part of the greater vision for the future. Past investments in the Timely Decision-Making Manual, e-contracting and e-ticketing have been important foundational elements to improving this measure.