August 03, 2021

SMEC to design axle load control stations across Bangladesh   

SMEC has been appointed by the Roads and Highways Department, Bangladesh, to design and supervise construction of 28 axle load control stations, installed at key freight transport depots all over the country. 

SMEC has been appointed by the Roads and Highways Department, Bangladesh, to design and supervise construction of 28 axle load control stations, installed at key freight transport depots all over the country. 

The Bangladeshi Roads and Highways Department, who construct and maintain 22,000-kilometres of the country’s road network, have seen roads deteriorate ahead of their time and maintenance costs increase, due to exceedingly heavy vehicles regularly using the network. 

The Axle Load Control Stations Project aims to reduce road maintenance costs and prevent premature deterioration of the network by developing, calibrating, and validating a freight transport model to establish an effective load control mechanism. 

Over the next 30 months, our specialist teams will review physical infrastructure facilities and develop specifications for all electromechanical equipment. We will also contribute to sustaining the axle load control system, once complete, by developing an appropriate knowledge, skills and institutional framework. 

Image: Artist impressions of Axle Load Control Station


View of two-storied building and canopy from road side


Birds eye view of weigh area


Perspective of the warehouse

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