Serving as the gateway to the nation’s capital, Baltimore-Washington Parkway is a heavily traveled stretch of highway reaching from Baltimore to Washington D.C. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) needed to make improvements to approximately 18 miles of the highway, including resurfacing and redesigning portions of it and needed to meet a very tight schedule to gather information to support the project.
Woolpert met the challenge by collecting design-level data with Optech Lynx Mobile Mapper™ system. The project avoids the typical risks associated with mapping roadways by removing surveyors from harm’s way while providing minimal disruption to the traveling public. It also sets new standards for collecting data for large-scale corridor projects. The FHWA even found additional uses for the data outside the original project scope, including using it to meet federal mandates for sign inventories.