Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads awards

Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads awards, created in 2000, recognize the top projects in North America. Each year, nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, which determines the Top 10 list based on project challenges, impact to region and scope of work.

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Position 4 Winners


NO. 4: Cottonwood Pass

This project began at an elevation of 9,363 ft and ended at the summit of 12,126 ft. Before you say, “Wow,” there’s more. Over the length of the original 13.1 miles, now shortened...

No. 4 - Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening - Phase 2

If you’ve been involved in a major road project, you know that “lead time” is a relatively fluid term. Sometimes it’s a matter of months; sometimes it’s a decade or more. In the...

No. 4 - I-40, Devil Dog Wash

“It’s a quiet little town.” That’s how Gannett Fleming Project Manager Karen Hobbs describes the town of Flagstaff. And she’s not wrong. A small metropolis of 70,000 souls, Flagstaff...

No. 4 - Southern Ohio Veterans Memorial Highway/S.R. 823

Reducing delivery time on a major road project by 17 years was not a reality the team at the Ohio Department Transportation (ODOT) thought could ever be achievable. That is, until...

No. 4 - IH 635/LBJ Managed Lanes

Operating on orders to double the capacity for traffic mobility, but design “no higher and no wider,” design firm Bridgefarmer & Associates worked tirelessly over the course of...

No. 4 - 96 Fix

In early 2014, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) broke ground on a highway project that would rebuild 7 miles (56 lane-miles) of I-96 between Newburgh Road and ...
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No. 4 - South Fraser Perimeter Road

New British Columbia highway takes truck traffic off local roads

2013 Top 10 Roads - No. 4

Project: New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 6 to 9 WideningLocation: Central New JerseyOwner: New Jersey Turnpike AuthorityDesigners: Parsons Brinckerhoff; AECOM; Michael Baker; ...
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2012 Top 10 Roads - No. 4

The CORE of history I-15 rebuilding largest road project ever in Utah

2011 Top 10 Roads - No. 4

Ex-conjoined freeways - No more sharing lanes for Minneapolis/Richfield