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Mixing Bowl case study

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Transcript of Mixing Bowl case study

Adopt a participatory approach during the scope definition process.
Springfield Interchange Improvement Project
Local residents and
They are the main beneficiaries from the project. Their role is to Provide information about the problems they are facing.
Provide information about the impact of the project on their businesses
VDOT team members
They are charge of Managing and coordinating the project
Provide services and products in order to perform the project.
: How to excute this megaproject within an effective-cost while keeping the traffic moving ?
Local residents were distressed that fixing the Mixing Bowl would solve only part of the problem
VDOT held a series of Public hearing.
Commercial carriers were worried about the impact the delays would have on their costs
Local business
were worried about losing customers because drivers would want to avoid the area
Challenges faced
Defining the scope
Congestion Management Plan
Solutions found
Provide approvals, data, information and funding for the project
State of Virginia
Local business and commercial
Key Success Factors
Good scope definition
Effective Communication with stakeholders
Good Procurement and quality Management
Project Charter

Project Title: Springfield Interchange Project improvement
Project Start Date: April 5th, 1999
Projected Finish Date: July 17th, 2007
Project Manager: Virginia Department Of Transportation.

Project Definition:
the reconstruction of the interchange of  Interstate 95, Interstate 395, and Interstate 495 in Springfield, Virginia within a budget of US $700 Million.

Decrease the number of accidents by increasing safety measurements.
Reduce delays and driver confusion.

Add a lane on I-95 South and an off-ramp on I-95 North to ease traffic flow during construction.
Rebuild the I-95/ Route 644 Interchange.
Widen the access road and overpass bridges to accommodate higher feeder traffic flow.
Provide a direct overpass for I-495 westbound traffic to southbound I-95.
Enlarge the ramp from I-395 South to westbound I-495.
Complete the I-95 northbound and local ramps.
Complete the I-395 southbound and high occupancy vehicles (HOV) roadway.
Improve the capital Beltway (I-495) from the American Legion Bridge (Virginia-Maryland Line) to the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395).

Roles and Responsibilities


State of Virginia In Virginia, March 1999

Virginia Department of Transportation In Virginia, March 1999
Project Management Evaluation
Project Management Evaluation
Project Management Evaluation
Thank you for you attention
The Springfield interchange also called the “Mixing Bowl”

It is situated in South of Washintong DC

It was considered as one of the most complex and dangerous interchanges in the United States.

The Springfield Interchange Improvement Project (SIIP) last for 8 years. Started in 1999 and completed in 2007

The project was conducted by the VDOT the virginia department of transportation

The project was divided into 8 phases and sponsored by the state of Virginia.

The Quality and Safety were the criteria success of the project

The project costs 700 million dollars.
Relized by: Hasnaaâ Oumimoun, Soukaina Nafie, and Abed Elbaz
MBA student_Cardiff Metropilitan University
SIST - Off-campus Centre for University of Sunderland & Cardiff Met in Morocco
Casablanca, March 21th, 2013
Source: Case studies in Project Management
George Washington University
whatever is the size of a project, it should always have one single Project Manager.

Always revise and update internal procedures to make it better and consistent with the new environment.
Risk management should be planned in the first phase of the project.
Effective listening to subordinates because they know better about problems faced.
Lessons learned:
Project Management Evaluation
Overall Project Management Evaluation
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