A comprehensive 20-year road infrastructure plan was produced against a tight deadline to support the client's application for World Bank funding.
Samoa's Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure commissioned Beca to put together a 20-year plan for road infrastructure improvements. This plan was used as part of an application for World Bank funding to finance the upgrades. With a World Bank Mission visit looming, Beca had just five weeks to complete the report's first draft.
The study included a review of Apia's existing roading network, identifying deficiencies, bottlenecks and traffic management issues. Beca developed network traffic models suitable for the South Pacific Island that forecast traffic movement so that future problem areas in the network could be identified.
Based on a cost benefit assessment, a programme of works was developed, which included new roads, bypasses, road widening, pedestrian facilities, drainage, bridge and parking improvements. Beca also reviewed the environmental impact of the proposed works, developed full costings and consulted extensively with local landowners and other stakeholders.
The client was able to present a comprehensive report to support its application for a US$7 million World Bank development loan for roading upgrades.