Category: Transportation Engineering

Who Knows What You’ll Find When Building Roads

This giant boulder revealed itself during reconstruction of a city street. By Andy Dana, PE Design plans for road construction are just that – plans. However, sometimes those plans hit, shall we say, a roadblock. About the Expert: Andy Dana, PE, is a transportation project manager in Ayres’ Green Bay office. He has been involved… Read More »

Selecting the Appropriate Intersection Control

By Kevin Kuhlow Studies by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration indicate that of all the traffic accidents that occur in the United States in a given year, fully half occur at intersections. And, on average, those intersection crashes account for 25 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities. About the Expert: Kevin Kuhlow,… 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 »