Wilbur Smith Associates prepared a detailed project report for constructing
a 46.5 kilometer roadway from Dombang to Gorala through an uncharted,
mountainous area in India. The scope included design of the road alignment,
subsoil investigations, design of cross-drainage structures, development of a
comprehensive drainage scheme, final bill of quantities, bid documents, and
bidding assistance. Total proposed capital investment is $26 million.
MXROAD was used to create the terrain model from satellite imagery, develop
the ground model of a wider area suitable for study of alternate alignments,
and design of the optimum alignment. Geometric design using the string-based
method provided much-needed flexibility, saved precious time, and allowed for
the creation of fully compliant geometrics.
Wolverton & Associates, Inc.
Jonesboro Road Widening and Reconstruction
Hampton, Georgia, United States
Wolverton & Associates’ goal for this $98 million project was to increase
capacity and safety of approximately 7.5 miles of Jonesboro Road in Clayton/
Henry Counties, Ga., by widening the roadway from two to four lanes and
improving substandard vertical and horizontal curves. The road runs directly
through the middle of a Civil War battlefield for approximately 3.5 miles so
environmental preservation was critical.
The company used Bentley Descartes to prepare a color concept on top of aerial
photography. Team members were able to take the developer’s plans along the
corridor and scan them, attach them, and then shade them back so that the
linework would show but the aerial image could also show up through the plan.
This method provided a great base map to use in the rest of the design phases.