More capacity, enhanced safety and with environmental criteria
The project was approached as a challenge to reconcile two fundamental objectives: on the one hand to increase the capacity of the road while upgrading the safety measures through the design of the trunk road and junctions with the highway, and on the other to design the corrective environmental measures necessary in a road infrastructure of an essentially urban nature.
The Ineco engineering team carried out an analysis of traffic distribution along the route of the M-40 which in turn enabled a design with sufficient trunk, collector and distribution road capacity to meet the required needs. The team also performed analysis, redesign and detailed engineering on a total of nine junctions.
As a result of its strong commitment to environmental sustainability, Ineco carried out an analysis of options for reducing acoustic pollution along the entire route by the placement of acoustic protection screens and phono-absorbent barriers. An inventory of trees was also performed to identify those affected by the works and propose solutions for their transplanting and/or replacement.
Lastly, specific landscaping measures were proposed to minimise the visual impact on the surrounding area of doubling the total road surface through implementation of collection and distribution carriageways.