HOWTO Repair a Melted Freeway in Only a Month

This should just about do it. God bless capitalism.

Caltrans officials worked to speed the process by preparing a list of potential contractors it knew could do the work quickly and by streamlining its process, clearing as much red tape as possible. Then they drew up a contract offering a $200,000 bonus — with a limit of $5 million — for each day the work was done in less than 50 days and levying a $200,000 penalty for each day after that deadline.

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