In the Port of Santos, Brazil, the channel entrance separates the beachfront cities of Santos and Guarujá. A new 870-meter tunnel will have
950 meters of access ramps and run 21 meters beneath the channel to improve mobility and reduce the average travel time between cities.
During peak season, crossing the channel will take just two minutes, down from 90 minutes.
Engevix Engenharia, Themag Engenharia, and Planservi Engenharia partnered to engineer the BRL 2 billion project. In a technological first
for Brazil, all parts of the tunnel will be built on the surface, then submerged to the channel bottom. Bentley PowerCivil for Brazil was used
to rapidly develop the geometry and visualize the project. Project Wise provided collaboration of international teams while maintaining data
security. Both products reduced lead time by facilitating interaction among disciplines.
Engevix Engenharia, Themag Engenharia, and Planservi Engenharia
Santos and Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil | Santos Guarujá Tunnel FINALIST
This USD 551 million project by Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will improve I- 90, just east of Snoqualmie Pass, to
provide a safer, more efficient six-lane freeway from Hyak to Easton. It will add a lane in each direction, replace deteriorating concrete, add
and replace bridges and culverts, extend chain on/off areas, and replace the snowshed just east of the Snoqualmie Pass summit to reduce
winter avalanche closures. As the project passes through a sub-alpine national forest, the roadside will be replanted with native trees, shrubs,
and grasses, many of which have been cultivated specifically as part of this project.
MicroStation, InRoads Suite, and Bentley Descartes helped WSDOT increase capacity by 50 percent in each direction to accommodate
projected traffic volumes for the next 20 years. The use of the process controller for distributed rendering in MicroStation saved 35 days in
the fly-through/drive-through animation. The roadside restorations will not only improve habitat adjacent to the highway, but also will improve
visual aesthetics for the traveling public in general.
Washington State Department of Transportation | Hyak, Washington, United States
I- 90 – Snoqualmie Pass East (Phase 1A through Phase 2A) FINALIST
Special Recognition Award Winner Advancing Urban Infrastructure
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