M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
Round Lake Bypass
Malta, New York, United States
A surge in commuter traffic through the village of Round Lake, N. Y.,
necessitated construction of a bypass linking the Adirondack Northway (I-87)
and U.S. Route 9. The $24 million project will preserve an historic district;
reroute future through-traffic; improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and
bicyclists; and preserve and mitigate sensitive wetlands.
The team used Project Wise to foster collaboration with the N YSDOT and share
design drawings and documents. An InRoads-based model to simulate the
drive through the bypass helped the project gain community acceptance. The
software allowed designers to quickly model and quantify the bypass design,
which included a 2. 5 kilometer two-lane road, two box culverts, 200-meter
bridge, a pedestrian bridge over the bypass, and two roundabouts.
Maryland State Highway
Md 2/4 Southern Connector Boulevard
Lusby, Maryland, United States
Located in Lusby, Md., this $7.5 million project provided a safe intersection for
a new county roadway that tied into existing state route MD 765. A two-lane
roundabout was chosen as the best alternative to handle the traffic volume.
From that roundabout, a new 1,000-foot connector road between MD 765 and
MD 2/4 improved access without adding to congestion.
Although both projects were scheduled to open simultaneously, the county was
well into design when the state started its project. The state used MicroStation
and InRoads to develop a design quickly and Project Wise to coordinate
among the state, county, and multiple contractors, which allowed designers
to exchange files seamlessly throughout the project. This enabled the team to
complete the design on time at significant savings due to reduced man-hours.