Tag: Traffic

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 »

Breaking Down the Zipper Merge

By Nathan Silberhorn, PE Here’s the scenario: signs warn that a lane of traffic will close soon, and two lanes of vehicles will be narrowed to one. Some drivers merge early and get to the through lane as fast as possible, then wait for traffic to advance. Others don’t seem to have a problem zooming… Read More »

Traffic Safety Strategies, New Guidance Lead to Positive Impact

By Andy Rowell, PE, PTOE Imagine your community having zero serious injuries or fatalities from traffic crashes. A lofty goal, indeed, but communities can implement strategies and new federal guidelines to help reach that goal. New Traffic Safety Guidance The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published the new National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS). This document… Read More »