Located in the Golden Quadrilateral corridor at the heart of the Indian highway
network, this $76 million project converted an existing four-lane highway into
a partially accessed and controlled six-lane highway on a section of National
Highway No. 5 that connects Chennai and Tada. The project posed a challenge
for L&T-RAMBOLL Consulting Engineering to finish ahead of the target date.
With the implementation of alignment models in MXROAD, the company
saved time in the design phase and finished the alignment two days early.
By standardizing the file for horizontal and vertical alignment presentation,
the project team reduced drafting time by 15 to 20 percent. The team used
MicroStation’s extrusion tool to validate drive-through views along critical
locations and for all critical objects.
Laboratrio de Engenharia e Consultoria
Marginal Tiete Road Redesign
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Marginal Tiete traffic route in Sao Paulo, Brazil, connects metropolitan
regions to the west, north, and east. Before improvements, the route carried
25 percent of all traffic congestion in the city. The redesign aimed to organize
traffic crossings, and prioritize and structure traffic in the metropolitan area.
This was accomplished with the creation of multiple auxiliary lanes and loop
access roads as well as new signaling, sidewalks, and other improvements.
Using PowerCivil for Latin America, the firm’s productivity improved in
horizontal and vertical alignment analysis, camber calculations, and cross-section production for geometric design of earthworks and services. PowerCivil
for Latin America significantly increased efficiency, and the completed project
has reduced traffic congestion and travel time by up to 35 percent.