Reducing the time period for roadworks

How can the duration of roadworks in the city be reduced? 


As a resident, worker or tourist in Paris, we notice many construction works in several streets. Sometimes, the passerby will notice several construction sites in the same area. Numerous city builders want to develop a tool to mutualized the construction sites. The experimentation will take place in two phases. First, there will be a data analysis of all the construction works in the past three years, issued of the Cité and CTV apps. Secondly, there will be a collect of the forecast data on future construction sites during the 2/3 years to come in order to define zones where a mutualisation could be possible.





GOTMI.IO by METIS is a collaborative mapping platform which enables project owners to notify their buried construction works.  Through an algorithm, the startup compares the new data to the elementary ones and then produce a feasibility report in case of a new coordination opportunity. 







The resources provided to the startup are:

- The coordination tool for roadworks: CITE. This application enables to represent all the occupations of the public domain on a map.

- The data provided by CITE
- The data on permissions on cartography

- The duration and dates of construction works

- The constructors

- The visibility on future construction works

- The CTV archives (old coordination tools before CITE)

- The contacts of the different representatives of constructors for technical and regulatory expertise.




In the 20th arrondissement, a resident of the place Gambetta describes the constant construction site in which he is forced to live. In the beginning of last year, the roadway was digged into to modify the electric network. Four months later, the urban heating network was renovated. This causes endless congestion, air and sound pollution, motor noises and car horns of frustrated drivers. Just when the roadway is closed up, another transportation operator decides to open up the roadway again to access cables. Meanwhile, a natural gas distributor is digging holes every ten meters to renovate their gas network. As the construction works are done, the residents think they could enjoy a more peaceful neighbourhood, but a public organisation announces their renovation plans on the entire zone.




By pooling the construction works, the contractors will be able to reduce the costs of opening and closing roadways. One of the objectives of this challenge is to evaluates this gains, as well as taking into account the spendings linked to coordination. Firstly, the decrease in costs could enable the City of Paris, EVESA, and the RATP to renew the oldest cables on larger portions. In addition, the different network administrators will be able to inspect and adapt the construction works on roadways in order to ensure the reliability of the mapping data. Lastly, the municipality could offer a better living environment for its residents. Secondly, this challenge intends to develop a process of distribution of costs between the different actors in order to concretize but also secure the mutualisations. For example, it could involve the retrospective analysis of costs that contractors would have generated by coordinating with another actor. For the startup, it is the occasion to develop and test a scalable solution to many other cities confronted with this issues.







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