Detailed design for road refurbishments in Budapest in 2008 and design engineer’s supervision

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Technical data

Building trades

road design
traffic engineering
utility design

Principal

Budapest Főváros Főpolgármesteri Hivatal

Design value

27.81 millió Ft

Years of completion

2008 to 2009

Years of construction

2008 to 2012

Of the regular road refurbishment programme of the Mayor’s Office of the Capital City of Budapest, FŐMTERV prepared detailed designs for the refurbishment of four routes within Sub-assignment No. 4 in 2008. It performed the work in a consortium with Közlekedés Kft., which designed, in addition to the foregoing, other road refurbishment works in the package. The consortium leader was Főmterv Zrt. The design contract also included the performance of design engineer’s supervision.

PROJECT ELEMENTS:

  • 11th District, Törökbálinti út (between Márton Áron utca and Irhásárok utca);
  • 11th District, Hengermalom utca (between Fehérvári út and Budafoki út);
  • 11th District, Menyecske utca (between Balatoni út and Neszmélyi út);
  • 9th District, Üllői út (service road: between Ecseri út and Dési Huber út).

The design included road refurbishment works not involving a construction permitting procedure. This required a preliminary assessment of the condition of the paving or the determination of where the roadway structure needed reinforcement on the basis of data provided by the Mayor’s Office. The condition of kerbs, gateways and pavements had to be examined and the required refurbishments had to be designed in consultation with the Principal. Utility data were obtained, and the most favourable solution was found by taking into account the situation of utilities, while also considering costs. The suitability of drainage had to be checked, and, if necessary, new gullies had to be installed at points where they were missing. The roadway structure of car parks and bus stops were refurbished everywhere. Traffic engineering interventions were sometimes carried out, too. On the basis of the assessment of the existing condition, it was also necessary to make adjustments to the junctions, to set up new signs and to modify traffic light programs. Traffic engineering designs associated with the construction conditions also had to be prepared. At pedestrian crossings, accessibility for the disabled and tactile strips helping the visually impaired had to be designed.
In the case of both the roads in the 11th District and the service road of Üllői út in the 9th District, wearing and binding courses of satisfactory load-bearing capacity were designed to be laid after the upper layers were scraped off. Sections that had been refurbished in various periods and consequently appearing inhomogeneous received a uniform roadway structure. In the case of high traffic bus stops, a basalt concrete roadway structure was recommended. Kerbs and adjacent pavements and parking spaces were reconstructed. New gullies were installed in Törökbálinti út.