civiL road infrastructure
Road projects that demonstrate innovative planning and design or intelligent
operations and maintenance to achieve an improved traveler experience and
significant positive impact on the communities served are featured in this category.
Feasibility and Detailed Project Report for 4/6 Laning of Hyderabad- Vijayawada and Vijayawada-Machlipatnam Under NHDP Phase III scott Wilson Kirkpatrick (india) pvt Ltd WINNER
The $190 million project involved a section of
Nh- 9, which is part of India’s National highways
Development Project’s North–South–East–West
Corridor. It encompassed two stretches of road,
21 bridges, 197 culverts, and one railway crossing.
The major challenge of the project was to retain
the existing two-lane road that was in good
condition and design a new two-lane highway
alongside, separated by a median.
The road passes through four major cities and
numerous villages. In addition to improving existing
road geometry along the entire corridor length,
the project also entailed evaluating alternate
alignments to alleviate congestion at certain
towns. The project identified eight such bypasses.
In most cases, the project team designed two
additional alignments as well as the one that
was ultimately selected.
One bypass, for the towns of Kodad and Pamaru,
was designed to minimize encroachment on
agricultural lands and cart paths. There were also
a number of irregular field channels and a major
canal that made alignment design challenging.
Once the design was complete, the project team
generated reports listing the coordinates of land
that had to be acquired. These details were staked
out on the ground, verified, then transferred onto
revenue maps for use in contacting land owners.
The project team also had to generate coordinate
details to identify utilities to relocate, trees to cut,
and structures to move.
Bentley MXROAD integrated a range of tasks,
from processing the survey data to the preparation of land acquisition plans, utility relocations
plans, and bills of quantities. The design job was
well distributed and coordinated, and the subsequent workflows from highways to pavement
departments and other sections were seamless.
This whole process ensured that the firm met
project deadlines, thereby avoiding the daily
penalty clause for delayed completion of
detailed designs and drawings.