Roads

Welcome to the Roads Channel, a special feature that provides the user an in-depth look at the road industry. This section offers several areas to explore: product spotlights, article archives, related case studies, related video and product/supplier contact list.

interchange redesign
News May 04, 2018
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has begun preliminary work to rebuild the north split interchange of I-65 and I-70 in Indianapolis, while also looking to implement a broader redesign to reduce congestion.   Indianapolis engineering firm HNTB has unveiled six different options,...
MnDOT Corridors of Commerce projects
News May 02, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) unveiled four Corridors of Commerce projects to be funded by more than $400 million at a press conference this week.   The Corridors of Commerce initiative was created five years ago by Gov. Mark Dayton and the legislature in an effort to improve...
Forth Bridge Queensferry Crossing under construction

Forth Bridge Queensferry Crossing under construction.

Case Studies May 01, 2018
The Queensferry Crossing near Edinburgh, Scotland, is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world at more than 8,500 ft. It is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe, and it benefited from advanced reinforcement planning in 3D provided by the engineers from Leonhardt, Andrä und...
Highway plan
News April 30, 2018
Kentucky's recently passed $8.5 billion 2018 highway plan aims to prioritize spending on 1,400 projects, including work on 1,000 bridges and improvements to 5,000 miles of pavement, plus road widening and the reconstruction of existing roads, along with construction of new routes and interchanges...
road widening
News April 27, 2018
The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) upcoming project will widen U.S. 69 through Beaumont from four lanes to six lanes.   A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation says that the $50 million project will add intermittent merging lanes and remove the U.S. 69 northbound...
UAV drones
News April 26, 2018
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is adding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help its engineering staff safely and more efficiently inspect bridges and perform surveying work along state highways.   Through a federal innovative technology grant, ADOT has eight new aerial drones that...
Trimble buys Viewpoint in $1.2 billion deal
News April 24, 2018
Portland, Ore.-based Viewpoint Construction Software was purchased by Trimble for $1.2 billion in cash in a deal announced this week.   Trimble’s technology for the construction, agriculture and transportation markets has long been a boon to the respective industries. The California-based company...
U.S. 183 South toll road project in Austin, Texas

Image: Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

News April 23, 2018
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hit a significant milestone in the construction of the U.S. 183 South project, as work is now about 50% completed.   Construction crews have completed the first stretch of the new northbound general-purpose lanes between 51st Street and Manor/...
Virginia road improvements
News April 23, 2018
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plan to get the state’s roads and bridges up to “fair” condition would cost about $13.1 billion based on the department’s estimates.   VDOT’s entire six-year improvement program highway construction budget is $16.9 billion. The drafted six-year plan...
Georgia express lanes project
News April 20, 2018
The largest road project in Georgia’s state history is just about finished as officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced that the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project should wrap up by late summer.   The 30 miles of reversible express lanes stretch down parts of I-...
With Allplan Engineering 2018 engineers can conveniently generate a 3D model of the reinforcement of double-curved supporting structures with varying cross-sections

With Allplan Engineering, 2018 engineers can conveniently generate a 3D model of the reinforcement of double-curved supporting structures with varying cross-sections.

Case Studies April 17, 2018
With an arched span of 869 ft, a superstructure length of 1,369 ft and a height of 772 ft above the valley floor, the Tamina Bridge—planned by the engineering office Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner (LAP)—is the largest arched bridge in Switzerland. LAP used Allplan Engineering to create the structural...
Mountrail County Rte. 6
Case Studies April 17, 2018
Eric Urness, P.E., central regional vice president with Interstate Engineering in Mandan, N.D., was working on plans to reconstruct a 11.5-mile section of BIA Rte. 6 from 86th Ave. to 31st Street in Mountrail County, N.D. Due to the recent growth of the oil industry in this area there has been a...
Milwaukee road adjustable risers
Case Studies April 13, 2018
Several years ago, the city of Milwaukee was experiencing issues with their cast-iron manhole risers installed throughout the area. “They’re usually fine, but on occasion they would slip or rattle out, and that led to car damage and claims—there was definitely room for improvement,” said Milwaukee’...
Hill & Smith steel barriers 1
Case Studies April 13, 2018
Alkali-silica reaction (ASR), commonly known as “concrete cancer,” is a chemical reaction that can wreak havoc on concrete structures and accelerate deterioration. This corrosive force is quite prevalent in concrete bridge rails and can cause a number of issues, such as negatively affecting the...
Crews continue to remove debris after Rte. 30 collapse in East Pittsburgh
News April 09, 2018
Following the collapse of a section of Rte. 30 in East Pittsburgh, crews are continuing to remove debris caused by the ensuing landslide and aiding residents of local homes and apartment complexes displaced by the event.   The road buckled and fell more than 30 ft down a deep embankment over...
A portion of Rte. 30 in East Pittsburgh collapsed, causing a landslide that destroyed an apartment complex below and has led to the need for demolition of another adjacent apartment complex.
News April 09, 2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is dealing with the situation no agency wants to face: a major road collapse. A portion of Rte. 30 in East Pittsburgh collapsed, causing a landslide that destroyed an apartment complex below and has led to the need for demolition of another...
I-90 Chicago 2016

Work on I-90 in the Chicagoland area in the summer of 2016.

News April 04, 2018
The rapidly deteriorating condition of Illinois roads, bridges, and transit systems is producing increased congestion and vehicle maintenance costs, and the annual cost of needed repairs currently stands at $4.6 billion per year, according to a new study released today by the Illinois Economic...
Margaret and Williams Street intersection

The intersection at Margaret and Williams Street, which sees an ADT volume of 9,900 vehicles.

Article April 03, 2018
The village of Thornton, Ill., is about 25 miles south of downtown Chicago and 4 miles west of the Illinois/Indiana border, situated with access to the Illinois Tri-State Tollway, Illinois Rte. 1 (Halsted Street) and I-80.   The western portion of Thornton sits above 400-ft-deep sedimentary...
I-66 highway construction Virginia
News April 03, 2018
The first steps in major construction work on the I-66 toll lanes between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville, Va., is set to begin as soon as this weekend.   The Virginia Department of Transportation and the private companies set to build and operate the lanes under a decades-long deal expect to...
The Circle, Zurich Airport, Switzerland
Case Studies April 03, 2018
With a total investment cost of around 1 billion Swiss francs, a high-quality superstructure for services is emerging that will provide a usable area of 180,000 square meters at the foot of the Butzenbüel hill and within walking distance of the Zurich Airport terminal. As soon as January 2015, the...
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