The $265 million redevelopment of the collision-prone interchange for Charest
Highway and Robert-Bourassa Highway near Quebec City is the largest project
undertaken by Quebec’s provincial transportation department in 25 years.
Genivar redesigned the interchange to decrease the number of accidents, maximize
the traffic fluidity, reinvigorate the overpass road and drainage structures for the
two highways, replace lighting, and install surveillance cameras.
Heavy traffic volume necessitated construction of temporary bypasses to
minimize impact on transportation and commerce in the area. MicroStation,
InRoads, and SewerGEMS saved time on tasks such as surveying, geometrical
design, road design, drainage, lighting, and signalization. InRoads also
automated drawings, which allowed Genivar to prepare drawings in less than
Access Road for Joda Mines
The $22 million project for access roads to the proposed Tata Steel mining plant
in India involved designing slope protection and retaining works, and preparing
grading plans that minimized cut-and-fill quantities. Since the proposed plant
facilities would be in close proximity, balancing the earthwork quantities and
the extent of retaining structures was a challenge.
Retaining structure dimensions were derived from in-depth analysis and
composite earthwork models. MXROAD was critical to defining cross
sections at complex locations, such as the interface of retaining walls and
grading platforms. The client’s understanding of design and construction
methodologies, which were clearly demonstrated using isometric views and
other visuals, helped to reduce earthwork quantities.