Tag: Road Construction

Through or Around? Lots of Options for Accommodating Traffic During Construction

Concrete paving proceeds along East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. Four lanes of traffic were maintained on this six-lane arterial during construction. By Kim Ballweg, PE, and Lisa Fleming, PE When it’s time for a community to reconstruct a busy street, visions of orange barrels cause foreheads to wrinkle reflexively. It can be hard to… Read More »

Why Does It Take So Long To Fix My Street?

Our engineers and surveyors have a lot of face-to-face time with residents and businesspeople each year as they are working on road construction projects. A common question we hear is: Why does construction take so long? People wonder – understandably – why construction crews sometimes seem to come in, rip up a street, and then… Read More »