How Topcon technology helped improve the link between the Burkina Faso capital and six neighbouring countries
Tansoba Boulevard is the busiest road in Ouagadougou, the capital city of West African nation Burkina Faso. The south-eastern bypass is a key interconnection corridor, not only connecting the city with the rest of the landlocked country, but also linking six border countries – Mali, Niger, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Togo.
The 7 km road is a major piece of West African infrastructure and one that recently required vast improvements. When dealing with a stretch of land this busy, however, you can’t stop traffic to begin construction. It’s simply not an option. That’s why contractors Sogea-Satom and Dai Nippon Construction turned to Topcon Positioning and its advanced machine control technology.
Arnaud Parvillé, head of topo, Sogea-Satom, explained: “We needed to work with a partner that understood the importance of productivity and profitability when it comes to improving transport infrastructure. It was vital that this project was completed on time and in budget, so the guarantee of speed, efficiency and accuracy were key drivers in the procurement process. Topcon’s solution ticked every box for us.”