The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority retained the
Louis Berger Group to develop and manage the Ganga Expressway connecting
Greater Noida to Ballia, India. The project involved design of 252 kilometers
of the eight-lane expressway with service roads on both sides as well as
earthwork, bridgework, eight interchanges, and civil engineering involving 60
bridges. Capital cost of the entire project is $1 billion.
The firm used MXROAD to design an optimal expressway. It efficiently produced
superior alignment plans that minimized impacts on urban settlements along
the project corridor. It also optimized profiles for improving grade roads and
allowed use of prefabricated units to minimize construction impact on existing
traffic. Travel time between Varanasi and Delhi will be reduced by more than
Ministere des Transports du Quebec DOT
Reshaping of the 20 Freeway at the Route 171 Interchange
After a needs assessment to accommodate population growth to the south and
industrial development to the north of Saint Etienne, Quebec, the Ministry of
Transport prepared conceptual designs for reshaping the Route Lagueux. The
geometric adaptation enlarged the route to four lanes, continued a bicycle path,
moved certain arteries, and created new arteries.
MicroStation, InRoads, and Bentley Descartes saved time in the design
and presentation of this project. Images and an animation were produced
for presentation to the Bureau d’Audiences Publiques en Environnement for
approval of the project by the bureau and the population affected. This reshaping
responded to the needs for more security and fluidity in the interchange.