Tag: Highways

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Preparing highways for connected and automated vehicles

A new paper in the "Journal of Infrastructure Systems" discusses the challenges and opportunities required to support CAV operations.

Oregon tests granular approach to pay-per-mile fees

As gas tax revenue decreases within the state, the Oregon Department of Transportation studies driver behavior to explore funding alternatives.

One highway solved three problems outside Austin, Texas

Workers needed a faster commute to Austin, Texas. Local residents needed commuters to stay off their neighborhood roads. Engineers needed to avoid an aquifer. The solution? A higher highway.

Dodge construction forecast outlines road to recovery

The forecast projects that the pandemic-related recession should be short-lived, but future construction spending will remain stagnant if there is no vaccine or infrastructure stimulus package.

The ASCE Report Card advocates for infrastructure

ASCE’s Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and state assessments have had a lasting impact on the way politicians and policymakers address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs.

Yearlong extension of surface transportation program prompts funding concerns

Congress and the White House extended funding for the surface transportation program at a flat rate for one year. The move offers certainty — but there are concerns.

California assesses the climate change vulnerabilities of its state highway system

After examining each of its 12 districts in terms of their vulnerabilities to climate change, the California Department of Transportation is looking to integrate the findings into its long-range efforts to address the anticipated effects of extreme weather on its state highway system. In July, Caltrans announced it had wrapped up the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Reports for District 1 (Eureka) and District 5...

Accelerating through adversity

Some critical civil engineering projects have been completed faster than expected during the pandemic. The culprit? Fewer people on the roads.

Zoo Core and Adjacent Arterials Interchange Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

The fact that Wisconsin’s oldest and busiest freeway interchange is called the Zoo, well, don’t let that scare you. After resolving a perfect storm of design deficiencies, this confluence of highways – so named for its proximity to Milwaukee County Zoo – is now reconfigured for safety, functionality, multimodality and aesthetic appeal. Zoo Core and Adjacent Arterials Interchange, in Milwaukee, has been honored by ASCE as...

Rada Earns Wilbur S. Smith Award

ASCE has honored Gonzalo R. Rada, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2020 Wilbur S. Smith Award for leadership and dedication to quality data contributing to important advances in pavement preservation, performance measures, deflection testing and forensic investigations, and to the establishment of the Long-Term Pavement Performance database.   Rada is a distinguished highway engineer whose work has contributed to important advances in pavement technology as...