Southwest Freeway

Working in collaboration with the State of Texas Highway Department, Mr. Giaramita served as Program Manager for the reconstruction of Southwest Freeway (US 59). He provided overall technical and administrative direction, including but not limited to, design and construction management for this 13 mile, four segment major interstate highway reconstruction project. To impressive accolades, work was completed 20 months ahead of the original schedule and $50 million under the original $250 million budget (with no claims). As construction was concurrent to daily use of freeway, even more notable was that there was minimal inconvenience to the traveling public.

At the time, U.S. Highway 59 was the largest reconstruction project ever attempted in the state of Texas; daily vehicles exceeded 250,000 per day with no travel lanes lost during reconstruction. The project was profiled in the December 2, 1991 issue of Engineering News-Record.