INNOVATION IN ROADS
Part of the western corridor into Brisbane, Australia, the Safelink Ipswich
Motorway operates under peak demand with significant commute delays
and poor safety records. This project includes upgrading 2. 5 kilometers of
centenary motorway; expanding 5. 5 kilometers of Ipswich Motorway from four
to six lanes; earthworks and bridgeworks for a new rail line; a new multilevel
interchange for road and rail; and civil works involving 30 bridges, underpasses,
and drainage structures.
With the motorways required to be fully operational during construction,
the design team had to focus on temporary works and staging as well as the
ultimate design. Because a skilled-labor shortage necessitated gathering team
members from around the globe, the project team selected MXROAD and
Project Wise as intuitive design tools with the flexibility to operate on multiple
CAD platforms and manage design data among offices.
Feedback Ventures Private Limited
Construction of Six-Lane Elevated Highway at Badarpur
Delhi and Haryana, India
A new six-lane elevated highway on the Delhi-Agra section of NH 2 will
pass through Delhi and Faridabad, India. This $100 million project includes
constructing a complex interchange at Badarpur Junction and widening ground
roads on both sides. The designer used MXROAD to produce alignment plans
that would have the least impact on urban settlements and the Delhi Metro Rail
project under construction along the corridor.
Since construction of the elevated highway and metro rail was simultaneous,
design options were limited. The goals were achieved by a team of just three
people using MXROAD. The software integrated a range of tasks and enabled
the design coordination. Sight distances and visibility were checked and
improved using the visualization tools. The software saved 20 percent of the
design cost and shortened the design schedule by 35 days.