From our file marked “How did they do that?” comes this story from the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. A massive road project that expands and redesigns two interchanges and portions of four highways in addition to building 39 bridges and more than 100 retaining walls is expected to be finished one year ahead of schedule. This is a dream come true for many involved with the 8.4 mile project. A post on ENR.com states that NorthGate Constructors expects to wrap up work by September. “NorthGate will achieve this milestone, in part, through a detailed plan that anticipates 1,000 possible utility conflicts while mobilizing a round-the-clock labor force with more than 500 workers who will expend 3.5 million man-hours to complete the DFW Connector. There will be 2,400 activities during peak construction.” Kudos.