The State Department of Infrastructure of Santa Catarina, Brazil, retained SOTEPA Ltda to design a BRL 91. 73 million widening and
improvement project on an accident-prone segment of SC 445 Highway. The project will increase capacity and improve safety with a
22.8-meter-wide, 10-kilometer-long extension connecting BR 101 to Içara and Criciúma. The section incorporated 11 intersections in dense
PowerCivil for Brazil provided the design tools needed to address challenges such as avoiding interferences with utilities, a high voltage
line, and gas line. SOTEPA used 3D simulation and clash detection to specify where the roadway and drainage system designs had to
accommodate the required clearances. Bentley products have helped SOTEPA’s employees to be 30 to 100 percent more productive, and
complete projects 25 percent faster.
The Government of India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways appointed SMEC India and SMEC International to prepare a detailed
project report for the rehabilitation and upgrading of NH 94 to two lanes from Rishikesh to Dharasu. In addition to safety concerns, the INR
11 billion project also has significant religious value because it is a major connecting road for four pilgrimage routes.
The unique challenge for the project was the diversified geological strata along the highway. The latest satellite images and geological
mapping technology were used to map the critical locations of the highway. The use of Bentley MXROAD reduced concept design delivery
time by 25 percent, which resulted in project delivery six days early – enabling 10 percent direct and indirect cost savings.
SMEC India Pvt Ltd and SMEC International Pty Ltd | Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
Two-laning of NH 94 Rishikesh-Dharasu
SOTEPA Ltda | Içara, Santa Catarina, Brazil
SC 445 Highway Widening and Improvement
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