Category: Transportation Engineering

Resilience and Sustainability: Now and Later

By Subrata Bandy There is no question the pandemic has shifted priorities for a lot of individuals and entities. This past year has forced us to become resilient, as businesses, communities, and people. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly and bounce back from difficult situations. But the trend we are seeing is that we’re… Read More »

Converting Rural Streets to Urban:
What are the Design Considerations?

A project in the City of Green Bay, WI, turned Hillcrest Drive from rural to urban. By Trace Hubbard, PE As communities improve their failing streets and infrastructure, we find more are seeking to urbanize their rural typical roadway sections. About the Expert: Contact Trace Hubbard, PE, is a civil engineer in Ayres’ Green Bay… Read More »

Concrete vs. Asphalt: What’s the Best Roadway Surface?

By Brett Hollister, PE Budgets for roadways are tight, and elected officials have to seek the most value for limited construction and maintenance dollars. Unlike homeowners contemplating a new driveway, municipalities may be looking at miles of surface that must safely accommodate hundreds of vehicles a day. So which is the best investment, asphalt or… Read More »