Boston's Big Dig Needs A Watchdog

The Big Dig's quality assurance position was cut for "cost saving purposes." The mistakes may cost a whole lot more.
January 31, 2002, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The consultant managing the $14.5 billion Big Dig, under fire recently for faulty construction and lagging repairs, has operated for nearly three years without a state engineer overseeing its quality assurance program... But with project consultant Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff facing criticism for allegedly failing to find and order repairs of flaws in the Ted Williams Tunnel ventilation system and on guard rails on Leverett Circle Connector off-ramps, critics are saying the project is in desperate need of a watchdog."

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Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 in The Boston Globe
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