Palau Compact Road

Location: Island of Babeldaob, Republic of Palau
Client Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Date Completed: 2007
Construction Cost: $300,000,000 (entire 60-mile alignment)
Disciplines Applied: Surveying & MappingCivil Engineering

Project Description:

RMTC successfully completed the layout of the proposed alignment and topographic mapping for the 60-mile Palau Compact Road on time and within budget. Survey crews encountered historical sites and physical features such as streams, swamps and cliffs and were reported to the client, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to facilitate adjustments to the alignment.

RMTC also prepared topographic and cadastral surveys for the roadway design of the Palau Compact Road. With the help of Palauan guides, RMTC staff became familiar with the terrain and developed extensive knowledge of roads and trails on the island of Babeldaob . The RMTC crew also lived in several villages during their stay in Palau where they were experienced life in the local culture.

RMTC utilized a global positioning system (GPS) to stake out the road baseline, locate historic sites and physical features to facilitate adjustments to the alignment and performed topographic and cadastral surveys for the design of the Palau Compact Road. RMTC demonstrated the ability to:

  • Adapt to an unfamiliar environment by utilizing Palauan guides to become familiar with the terrain, trails, culture and customs in Palau.
  • Achieve the stated objectives of the project on time and within budget.
  • Assemble the personnel, equipment and other resources appropriate to accomplish the tasks for this complex and unique project.