Detailed Design of the Highway: Tirana -Elbasan Road

Client: General Roads Directorate of Albania
Partners: GEOSAT
Construction Cost: N/A
Contract Period: 03/2011-06/2011
Project consists in detailed design of a 6-lane wide highway, 2 through-traffic lanes + 1 emergency lane in each direction.  The highway is 22 km long with 12 bridges and viaducts, 1 overpass, 5 underpasses, many box culverts,  river protections, and many retaining walls both r/c and reinforced earth type. Right-of ways was considered, too. Road safety aspects were carefully treated. The expropriation plans and documentations also are prepared. ICE performed engineering services for minor and major works of arts such as design for construction of 6 viaducts, 6 bridges, 4 overpasses, and more than 50 box and pipe culverts of various dimensions. ICE carried out geotechnical investigation, hydrological study and design of few river protection measures.