Building Greener, Resilient Transport Infrastructure: Innovating with Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins in Road Design in Uzbekistan

Publication | September 2023

This publication provides a case study of how digital tools can help optimize road design to strengthen climate resilience, safety, and efficient resource use.

  • US$28.00 (paperback)

It explains how virtual models can be used to simulate and analyze the effects of potential design choices and future scenarios such as climatic conditions. It shows how greater use of data and digital solutions can help build greener, more durable transport infrastructure and bolster safety. The case study was developed in collaboration with ORIS as part of a project to upgrade a section of the A380 Highway in Uzbekistan.


  • Executive Summary
  • The A380 Highway Project: An Opportunity for a Multidimensional Design Assessment
  • Methodology: Project’s Digital Modeling Using Artificial Intelligence Based on Local Data
  • Optimizing Pavement Design: Circular Economy Solutions for Lower Costs and Less Natural Resource Consumption
  • Aligning the Project’s Carbon Performance with Climate Goals: Circular and Low-Carbon Solutions
  • Digitizing Road Safety Performance Assessment: Better Identification of Countermeasures
  • Anticipating Resilience to Climate Change: A 40-Year Projection of Risks
  • Conclusion and Key Learnings
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Sustainable transport and urban development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Transport
  • Roads and Highways
  • Uzbekistan
  • 50
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM230342
  • 978-92-9270-341-7 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-342-4 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9270-343-1 (ebook)

Subscribe to our monthly digest of latest ADB publications.

Follow ADB Publications on social media.