More stories about Roadway Design, Construction & Maintenance

  • Information-Based Budgeting

    Turning around the condition of a city's streets is difficult at best. After years of neglect, Los Angeles suburb Oxnard, Calif., is beginning the long, slow climb back to smoother rides for its 180,000 residents.

  • Ahead of the Curve

    When one of the world's largest freight companies wants to expand its presence in your state, you don't say there's not enough time to build the roads that will lead to the new facility.

  • Top-notch team effort: Growth Industry

    Since 1996, states have made it increasingly possible for public agencies to manage projects using design-build.

  • Top-notch team effort

    A tiny water district in Colorado opts for design-build on a Class 1 dam, saving a million dollars and a year on construction, and earning kudos from the U.S. Society on Dams.

  • Beating thirsty dirt

    A Texas city requires developers to test soil for water content before designing and building roads.

  • Show-Me State meets road challenge

    In his 2005 Smooth Roads Initiative, Missouri governor Matt Blunt delivered a challenge for the Missouri DOT (MoDOT): improve 2200 miles of the state's busiest highways by the end of 2007. Road crews beat the goal by one year.

  • Public projects procure pavement prizes

    The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has recognized several such projects with its 2006 Excellence in Concrete Pavement awards. The program honors owners, contractors, and engineers for pavement projects demonstrating quality, cost-consciousness, and minimal road-user delays.

  • Curb appeal

    Discover the beauty and benefits of decorative pavement. By taking a decorative approach, cities do more than dress themselves up. They increase the visibility and awareness of crosswalks and bike paths, calm traffic without creating an eyesore, and revitalize neighborhoods and business districts...

  • Grace under pressure

    Custom-made manhole risers stand the test of time and traffic.

  • Trial run

    As part of its continuing effort to improve construction methods, CDOT is comparing the pros and cons of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP).