This paper considers six areas which must be addressed as major rebuilding programs are approached. These six areas are corridor analysis, traffic management, work zone safety, public information, contract administration, and coordination. What must be understood are the trade-offs that exist in trying to balance the need to facilitate travel by the public with economic, engineering, and design concerns. This requires establishing a comprehensive view of major highway reconstruction projects. A first step toward accomplishing this is the conference at which this paper was presented.