City of Chicago
O’Hare Modernization Program
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Delays at chicago’s O’Hare Airport impact the national Aviation System,
inconveniencing air travelers and economically impacting the airlines that
operate at the airport. The O’Hare Modernization Program is Chicago Mayor
Richard M. Daley’s plan to reconfigure outdated intersecting runways into a
modern parallel runway configuration.
The O’Hare Modernization Program includes constructing a new runway,
relocating and extending existing runways, and creating a terminal and gate
facility on the west side of the airport. The program will reduce delays from an
average of 24 minutes per flight to less than six minutes per flight.
The improvements will save air passengers and the airlines $750 million a
year in reduced delays, create 195,000 jobs, and generate an additional $18
billion in economic activity annually. Project challenges include an aggressive
implementation schedule; coordination with multiple federal, state, and local
agencies; and building one of the largest construction projects in the country at one
of the world’s busiest airports, all without impacting existing airport operations.
With more than 40,000 MicroStation design files to date, Project Wise has
streamlined the coordination of design information among consultants working
on interdependent projects, maintained control over base data, and organized file
management for projects without limiting access to project teams.
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SR75/282 Transportation Corridor Project
Coronado, California, United States
the Sr75/282 transportation corridor Project will relieve regional traffic
congestion that occurs within Coronado, Calif., between the San Diego
Coronado Bridge and the Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) entrance.
The preferred alternative must take traffic safely to the main entrance and
entry control facility for NASNI and the western terminus of the project. The
corridor encompasses two of the most traveled streets in San Diego County,
accommodating between 80,000 and 90,000 trips every weekday.
arterials and local streets. Effective resolution of the bridge-to-NASNI traffic
congestion is vital for resolving other traffic challenges in Coronado.
Increasing commuter, cross-town, and internally generated traffic have
overwhelmed the capacity of the corridor, leading to congestion and safety
problems between the bridge and NASNI and on parallel and crossing
Using Bentley products enabled the project team to develop and share
information internally for improved coordination and efficiency. Bentley
Descartes provided the ability to overlay aerial images on the designs.
MicroStation with a Google plug-in created a KML-file format that enabled the
draping of the design within Google Earth. The exhibits these tools created
allowed the project team to illustrate the identified design alternatives to
stakeholders and eliminate challenges to the progress of the project.