Significant factors affecting Right-of-Way acquisition time in highway projects

Tiendung Le, Carlos H. Caldas, Edd Gibson

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Abstract

Right-of-Way (R/W) acquisition for highway projects is a complicated process that involves many parties. It is critical for project participants to know the main factors that determine the R/W acquisition schedule. This paper reports on a research project that studies the impact of inherent factors on R/W acquisition durations. The research uses ANOVA and correlation techniques to analyze the impact of 15 inherent factors on 14 different durations in R/W acquisition. Data from 13 projects in Texas with 172 parcels were collected. Among the 15 factors, Transitional Area, Acquisition Method, Ownership Type, Title Issue, Mapping/Survey Issue, and Exchange were found to have significant impact on at least 4 durations, including the Total Duration. Using results from the post-hoc tests, this paper presents quantitatively how R/W Acquisition Total Duration is different among levels of each of the significant factors. This research is believed to place an important steppingstone in improving R/W acquisition and project development for highway projects through the better understanding of the critical factors and better forecast for R/W acquisition durations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress
Pages1214-1223
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 10 2010
EventConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: May 8 2010May 10 2010

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period5/8/105/10/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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    Le, T., Caldas, C. H., & Gibson, E. (2010). Significant factors affecting Right-of-Way acquisition time in highway projects. In Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress (pp. 1214-1223). (Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/41109(373)122