Foresta Panama Via Centenario Interchange

  • April 4, 2013


Bolton Perez & Associates (BPA) provided Value Engineering (VE) services to MCM for access loop ramps to Avenida La Foresta and Mercado from Via Centenario, a limited access facility connecting Panama City to the West portion of the country over the Panama Canal.  The work included studying several access interchange alternatives and developing conceptual roadway / drainage and bridge plans for the preferred alternative.  The VE Study saved MCM approximately $1.1M on an estimated $11.0M best price design build contract awarded by Ministerio de Obras Publica.  In addition, BPA was contracted by MCM to provide final roadway and bridge design services, including contract plans for the selected alternative.  The bridge structures consist of multi-span AASHTO Type IV beams on a 54.5 m horizontal radius, designed as continuous spans for live load.