SUSTAINING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Danang City, Vietnam
Olsson Associates/Parsons Brinckerhoff
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
The City of Lincoln, the University of Nebraska, and the Lower Platte South
Natural Resources District identified three goals for Antelope Valley:
community revitalization, stormwater management, and transportation
improvements. The $246 million project has created new and improved
infrastructure including housing, parks, and recreation facilities; storm sewer
improvements; and a roadway system designed for 2025 traffic volumes.
After 10 years, Antelope Valley is in the final stages of construction.
Community redevelopment is ongoing in a once-blighted area. By removing
50 acres of the university campus from the 100-year flood plain, a flood event
will be contained to the banks of the new channel. In addition, various low
impact development concepts were utilized throughout the project. Eliminating
two at-grade railroad crossings and removing arterial traffic from the campus
improved accessibility between the city and north/northeast suburbs.
2009 BE INSPIRED AWARDS
All participants standardized on MicroStation and GEOPAK throughout the
project’s lifecycle, which enabled the project team to create and distribute
project-specific workspace environments and standards. Using Bentley
products promoted interoperability, data sharing, and workflow efficiency
among clients, design teams, and other stakeholders. The ability to use GIS
background files for utilities, right-of-way corridors, and aerial imagery during
preliminary design made the transition to final design much easier. Having
project standards in an accessible format made their enforcement effortless
and fostered an efficient means for updates and changes.
The project’s use of an open waterway with erosion control measures provides
a green, sustainable environment. Channel slopes that can be maintained,
pervious pavement, grass-pave parking surfaces, and rain gardens contribute
to the eco-friendly stormwater management solution. Roadway and pedestrian
light fixtures were chosen for their efficient distribution and minimal light
pollution and glare. The bridges over mainline railroad tracks save time, reduce
gasoline consumption and CO2 emissions caused by idling, and provide safety
benefits for motorists and pedestrians.