roundabout near Herning, Denmark
the transport of large and heavy long-loads on this road network has become
an increasing challenge. In a roundabout under construction near Herning,
Denmark, the problem has been solved by letting the long-load pass through
the central island of the roundabout.
To show how this is done and to verify that there is enough space, a
visualization of a 44 meter long-load driving through the roundabout was
created. Traffic in the roundabout is stopped by a follow vehicle to allow the
long-load to pass on the wrong side of a splitter island before entering the
roundabout. The visualization used software including Bentley MXROAD.
ALSO NOMINATED IN SPECIAL CATEGORY: COMMUNICATING THROUGH VISUALIZATION
West Gate Freeway Alliance (VicRoads, Thiess, Bauldestone Hornibrook, Hyder, Parsons Brinckerhoff)
West Gate Freeway Section of the Monash-CityLink-West Gate Upgrade
the goal of this project is to remove the congestion of main feeder roads into
the heart of Melbourne, Australia. This will be accomplished by adding lanes
in both directions, widening the existing structures, and creating at least five
new bridge structures, the longest of which is roughly 1. 3 kilometers in length.
The project is a fast-track design so designers are under constant pressure to
remain in front of the ongoing construction work in the field.
Bentley’s 3D fully integrated software provided accessible current design data
and removed the need for file conversions locked in time that would quickly
become out of date. A 3D CAD environment provided the highest degree of
accurate design data and all information could be assessed for clearances,
tolerances, and checking.