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 »

What Happens When a Bridge on a Dead-End Road Needs Repair?

By Dan Sydow, PE When a bridge on a dead-end road needs repair or replacement, it creates a special set of challenges for the people who live on the other side or who need to reach the other side. A short detour is simply not an option, so we turn to other ideas when a… Read More »

Good Roundabout Design Balances Safety and Performance

By Kevin Kuhlow, PE Properly designed roundabouts can provide excellent operations, improve safety by reducing serious injury and fatal crashes, and provide better bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. When designed improperly, however, not only can crashes increase, but one poorly designed roundabout also can significantly hinder an agency’s ability to implement additional roundabouts. If drivers go… Read More »