To enhance connectivity between I-275 and Newport, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet initiated roadway improvements and reconstruction along KY-9. Gresham Smith was hired to manage the design process. They faced challenges coordinating the multiple disciplines and managing the voluminous data, compounded by integrating existing and proposed storm sewer systems while avoiding impact with nearby buildings. They sought an integrated digital solution to share and store data and coordinate the design process.
They selected ProjectWise to manage data and coordinate the remote disciplines, streamlining workflows for effective change management to meet project deadlines. Using OpenRoads, they modeled the storm sewer network. Based on the 3D models, they identified and resolved conflicts with existing underground networks early in the design process that avoided network relocation costs of USD 3.5 million and a schedule impact of 18 months. The digital 3D models enabled dynamic visualization of the design, enhancing communication among the stakeholders and the public.