The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) originally implemented Bentley’s SUPERLOAD system for intelligent permitting
and routing of oversize/overweight (OS/OW) vehicles on its own IT infrastructure. This project upgraded the system and moved operations to
Bentley-hosted infrastructure. It achieved three goals: 1) increase public safety by automatically checking OS/OW vehicle permits; 2) increase
the permit issuance rate by ensuring accurate analysis; and 3) reduce overhead by deploying SUPERLOAD via Bentley MANAGEservices.
Bentley Professional Services helped configure and deploy the upgrade, and train WVDOT personnel. The straightforward interface promoted
end-user adoption. More than 35,000 trucking companies now access the system. During the first year following the upgrade, SUPERLOAD
issued 81. 5 percent of all permits without staff assistance, compared to 24 percent previously.
Located adjacent to Hermann Park and the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Almeda Road is a four-lane roadway with wide, grassy
medians. This USD 9. 6 million project reduced the median widths to City of Houston standards, reconstructed and widened pavement to
accommodate six lanes of traffic, and provided continuous sidewalks on one side and a 10-foot bike lane on the other.
Because a significant portion of the project is located in a flood plain, balancing the cut-and-fill quantity was critical to project approvals.
Using MicroStation and GEOPAK Civil Engineering Suite, the company balanced cut/fill with dynamic cross-sections to address regulatory
compliance issues. Mobility in the rapidly expanding Texas Medical Center has been significantly improved while preserving and enhancing
the environmental integrity of the area.
Walter P Moore | Houston, Texas, United States
Almeda Road Reconstruction
West Virginia Department of Transportation | Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Implementation of a Bentley-hosted SUPERLOAD System
Innovation in Roads