The new developments bring about economic and population growth with them. As a result of this, the traffic impact on the local roads and highway network increases. This can be an increase in traffic and goods movement and a demand to build new roads and improve existing ones. These matters are frequently addressed by the highway authorities. Their involvement will relate to the scale of the highway capacity needed.
In collaboration with our international technology partners, we committed to providing our clients with the best in the field. For this, we used the latest LIDAR technologies including 3D mapping, highway corridor studies, and multi-criteria route selection.
Input and review into developing the highway design across the full spectrum. This ranged from the concept design to a detailed design.
We also evaluated alternative layouts using state of the art computerised techniques, both quantitative and qualitative. We provided a weighted score of criteria for an alternative layout design. These alternative options would be evaluated and selected, depending on economic factors and time taken to complete the work.
Input and review also included:
a) Developing a geometric design
b) Traffic model to determine link, ramps and weaving sections capacities & performance
c) Undertaking road safety audits (RSA)
d) Peer Review
Dubai Maritime City (DMC) is a multi-purpose maritime zone. It is a mixed-use development for the naval industry. Housed on a man-made peninsula, it consists of industrial, commercial, residential and leisure facilities. A causeway connects the site to the wider road network. This provides access to Dubai’s principle expressways including Sheikh Zayed Road.
We coordinated with the development’s master planners. The work included:
a) Estimation of the trip generation and parking rates for the proposed development
b) Reviewing the access arrangement and internal transport facilities of the proposed development
c) Carrying out critical junction analysis
d) TIS undertook following a review of an earlier Internal Traffic Study
e) Reviewing of workable options for both on and off-site bus services
f) Recommending and proposing solutions to reduce traffic
The 2013 Masterplan is not very different from this vision. It builds further on these themes, updating them to be relevant to the changed environment.
2013 TMP includes:
a) More connections to the MRT network provided by bus, walkways and cycle routes
b) Demand management approach such as encouraging the shifting of peak to off-peak periods
c) Making PT accessible to all and managing its impact on natural and built environment
a) Technical advice to the LTA’s team on all aspects of the master plan
b) Analysis and recommendations on the road network improvement
c) Assessment and evaluation of road corridors and junctions’ operation
d) Proposing improvements to enhance walk-ability and PT options
e) Integrating transportation systems
Operating and managing a parking facility of approximately 500 spaces can be costly and time-consuming. But this can be achieved by putting a parking management plan with a well-thought-out access & circulation strategy.
This, as well as the use of the ANPR cameras technologies combined with integrated IT solutions for the management and analysis of parking facility proved to be of great benefit.
Assessment of the parking facility access from local roads, including queuing analysis Study and propose internal traffic circulation. Proposed signage, marking and parking spot sensors. Priority traffic movement control within the facility and VMS
In collaboration with our technology partners, we provided integrated parking management solutions, to improve the operation of the facility by investing in parking technology solutions. This helped in optimizing parking space use, operation and maintenance cost efficiency. The plan has also improved safety and security while alleviating shoppers’ satisfaction.
This bridge is multi-million dollar replacement for the ferry serving B K district, designated as a new strategic link to connect the HCM City centre with Can Gio area.
At approximately 3.4 km long, the bridge spans over the Soai Rap river with four traffic lanes and has a posted speed of 60 kph.
Our provision of sub-consultancy and peer review services included:
a) Traffic volumes assumption: a crucial performance indicator to better cater for traffic surges at critical peak times.
b) Another indicator was a measure of the V/C (volume to capacity) ratio across the study area to detect feasible options.
Cost-Benefit analysis and B/C ratios was calculated for the individual concepts. Options investigated based on the results of the feasibility studies as well as guidelines and assumptions drawn from several relevant studies.
A number of sensitivity tests were undertaken and compared against the Do-Something results in the forecast year scenario.
This study assesses the link’s performance in the forecast year. Overall, the study focused on two options;
a) Do-Nothing, leave the current road system as is or;
b) Do-Something Scenario, take action to improve the transport infrastructure with the inclusion of the proposed link road.
The project is part of multi-phase east-west highway runs along northern coastal line. Approximately 80-kilometer-long, four lanes, high speed incorporating 4 interchanges and 5 bridges and 1 pedestrian bridge.
In collaboration with our consulting partners, we provided input and peer review into route selection, suggesting solutions for traffic issues and preparation of signs. Assessing effectiveness of proposed changes to highway alignment between intersections and major connectivity points.
Also assisted in in providing transportation and highway inputs into the scheme traffic model to assess intersections capacity, ramps and weaving sections, geometric concept design and cross sections , analysis of weaving sections, assessment of level of service for the design year and forecasted years.
Port Khalifa is one of the largest ports in the region. It is a gateway to the adjacent Industrial Zone project and support facilities.
This project is in line with the country’s economic plan to diversify UAE’s economy. In the coming years, the port and industrial zone are expected to contribute to the GDP.
a) The development accessibility
b) Developing connectivity with external highways and
c) Design of internal road network for the industrial zone
Input and review provided a range of options to connect with the new expressway. Input included:
a) Road and junction assessment
b) Concept design of interchanges across the adjacent highway and the development’s entry points
c) Identifying network deficiencies and proposing mitigation measures through a peer review process
Masdar City when fully built and occupied will house more than 50,000 residents.It plans to build an iconic, sustainable city. Masdar City is expected to become a major hub for future energy. It is located 13 km to the north-east of Abu Dhabi Island.
Input included the review of the proposed mixed land uses, revolving around principles of sustainability. This was achieved by integrating a sustainable mode of transportation and infrastructure.
TMP input and review included an interchange and junction analysis for the key horizon years. This helped to assess their operational performance. We also reviewed the development’s travel demand model and ran traffic assignment with forecast volumes. We also evaluated the public transport, walking and cycling networks to promote healthy lifestyles. And assessing the development’s car parking for electric and conventional cars.