Tag: Roads

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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.

Work underway at highway washout on Big Sur coast in California

In January, a 150 ft section of the iconic Highway 1 along the coast of California washed into the ocean. Portions of this coastline are particularly vulnerable to such events.

How are ancient Egyptian and modern American road construction linked?

Maxwell Lay, Ph.D., P.E, M.ASCE, lead author of Paving Our Ways (2020) talks about how pavements have evolved throughout history and what their evolution in the future might look like.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Construction begins on the Alaska Highway

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the start of construction on the Alaska Highway.

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.

Modern roundabouts boost traffic safety and efficiency

The modern roundabout keeps traffic moving more safely and efficiently. Studies even credit these roundabouts with reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The last piece of the Interstate Highway System may have been the toughest

A segment of I-70 in Colorado completed the nation’s largest and most complex infrastructure project: the Interstate Highway System.

Manhattan’s St. John’s Park is reimagined for recreational use

Architecture studio Ballman Khapalova has created a park design for the traffic circle that acts as the Holland Tunnel’s terminus in Manhattan.

Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle open streets to pedestrians during pandemic

Lighter than usual traffic prompts West Coast cities to convert streets for increased use by pedestrians and cyclists.