F. E. Everett Turnpike: An Application of MOSSby John C. Vancor, Spofford & Thorndike Inc, Bedford, United States,
Abstract: MOSS surface modeling software is being used successfully by Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., on a major project for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to make improvements of 5.2 miles of the Everett Turnpike in Nashua. The $210 million project includes widening of the present four lane turnpike to a total of six to ten lanes, and the reconstruction of five urban interchanges. Complicating this project are tight right-of-way restrictions and the need to develop a traffic control plan that will maintain two open turnpike lanes in each direction and keep all interchange ramps open throughout construction. This paper discusses the advantages and drawbacks the use of MOSS has on this project. Design development using MOSS followed the normal highway design process. Survey data was brought in, edited, and basesheets prepared.
Subject Headings: Highway and road design | Computer software | Terrain models | Construction management | Interchanges | Computer models
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