Engineering the Panzhihua Yanyuan Highway

Interchange Model of Panzhihua-Yanyuan highway – Adopting the Cross type of interchange is confirmed to the requirement of the traffic volume. Image courtesy of SCODI.

The Panzhihua-Yanyuan highway in China starts at the west end of Panzhihua City and ends in Yumen Town. The project is connected with Lijiang-Panzhihua Highway at the Ban Bian-jie interchange.

Sichuan Transport Surveying & Design Institute (SCODI) used model-based workflows to design all the elements of the highway including roads, runnels, bridges and more.

This project was submitted to the 2015 Excellence in Infrastructure Awards Program.  To learn more about the program and submit for 2016, visit the awards program site – AEC Excellence Awards.

Project summary

Its full length  is 36.81 kilometers. Four lane roads are employed in the 24.5 meters wide subgrade. Its design speed  is 80 kilometers per hour. This 4-lane highway will cross through the mountainous terrain of this area and includes numerous…

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