INNOVATION IN ROADS
This $7.4 million project upgraded an 8-kilometer stretch of highway between
Hindustan, India, and the Tibet border, widening the road from a single lane
to National Highway double-lane specifications (carriageway width of 7
meters). Located in Himachal Pradesh, India, one of the most remote parts
of the country, the project area covered difficult terrain and extreme climatic
conditions including threat of avalanches.
The team members assigned to this project used MXROAD to update existing
survey data and eliminate the need for resurveying under adverse conditions.
MXROAD’s quick alignment methodology also simplified the preparation of
alternate plans. With the aid of technology, two people were able to accomplish
a complex task in minimal time.
M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
Round Lake Bypass
Malta, New York, United States
A surge in commuter traffic through the village of Round Lake, N. Y., necessitated
construction of a bypass linking the Adirondack Northway (I- 87) and U.S.
Route 9. The $24 million project will preserve an historic district; reroute future
through-traffic; improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists; and
preserve and mitigate sensitive wetlands.
The team used Project Wise to foster collaboration with the N YSDOT and share
design drawings and documents. An InRoads-based model to simulate the
drive through the bypass helped the project gain community acceptance. The
software allowed designers to quickly model and quantify the bypass design,
which included a 2. 5 kilometer two-lane road, two box culverts, 200-meter
bridge, a pedestrian bridge over the bypass, and two roundabouts.