Penalty for failing to promptly open lanes beyond the lane closure limit
Arizona has put language in some of its contracts that gives the contractor an incentive to keep lanes open as much as possible. The state refers to this as “lane rental,” where there is a charge established for closing a lane. Usually the contract sets aside some amount of money that the contractor can receive at the end of the project minus any charges incurred for lane rental during the project. The state also uses A+B bidding, where there is a set amount of money (B) given to the contractor if the project finishes within a given timeframe.