Innovative Measures to Reduce Road Construction Time – A case study: Dasna Hapur Road ProjectAuthor/Presenter: Shrivastava, Sanjay K.; Singla, B. S.; Yadav, Shalini
Construction operations inevitably require work forces to occupy the roadway. There is need to provide sufficient space to perform construction and maintenance operations, while reducing the impact of these operations on the travelling public. Many road projects are delayed on account of such factors. In urban areas there is a restriction of the available width and to spread the road horizontally, hence in such areas the better option is to go for elevated grade separators, so that both surface level as well as elevated road can be fully utilised for traffic movement. This eliminates cost of land acquisition or displacement of local habitants which results in overall reduction in the cost of the project and also helps in segregating the local and fast moving highway traffic. Construction of such elevated structures poses many challenges due to restricted work space. Keeping in mind “Every Day Counts”, an aim to shorten the overall project delivery time, enhance safety, and protect the environment both on and around construction projects is the pivot of this case study. Using innovative planning, design, and construction methods, construction techniques were improvised in Dasna Hapur Road Project of NH 9 in Pilakua Township of district Hapur, India, thereby reducing the construction time and in situ construction hindrances in town area.