Road design is the process of designing and planning the construction of roads, highways, streets, and other transportation infrastructure.
The design process typically starts with a site investigation and site survey to access the topography, soil conditions, and other environmental factors that may affect construction. This information is consequently used to determine the most suitable road alignment, including the horizontal and vertical curvature, and the location of intersections and other key features.
In addition, the process includes designing the drainage system, services, and provision of line marking plans. Structural engineers design and document drainage structures such as culverts and creek crossings separately. The completed design is then presented in cross sections and long sections to facilitate easy and speedy construction.
What to consider for Road Design
There are several factors in road design to ensure that roads are safe, efficient, and durable. Some key factors include:
- Traffic Patterns and Volume: The design must safely accommodate the flow of vehicles.
- Terrain and Topography: The design must consider topography to ensure that it is stable and can withstand erosion.
- Road Alignment: The alignment of the road must be carefully planned to ensure that it is safe, efficient, and does not negatively impact the surrounding environment.
- Drainage: Proper drainage is crucial to prevent flooding and erosion, which can cause damage to the road and surrounding areas.
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Access: Design must ensure that these modes of transportation are safe and accessible.
- Environmental Impact: Design must consider the environmental impact of the road, including potential impacts on wildlife, water quality, and air quality.
Why choose Neilly Davies?
At Neilly Davies, we have extensive experience in road design and are more than capable of meeting your requirements. Furthermore, we use appropriate software and present design drawings that are easy to construct. With our experienced and creative team, we guarantee that we can provide the design and documentation that will satisfy your exclusive needs.