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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Top 10 Roads - 2016 Winners


No. 1 - Jane Byrne Interchange

Where to begin? It is not often that a road project is of such urban significance that even its minor details are of crucial importance. Yet such is the case with Chicago’s Jane...

No. 2 - La Pata Avenue Gap Connector

Resident resistance made it seem like the La Pata Avenue Gap Connector was never going to happen. When it was finally approved, there was another problem that could have filled...

No. 3 - I-275 from S.R. 60 to Hillsborough River

How do you reconstruct an interstate on top of an old one while maintaining full traffic capacity and come in 140 days early, while saving $35 million against estimates? Answer...

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. 5 - S.R. 826/S.R. 836 Interchange Reconstruction Project

Serving over 430,000 vehicles daily, the S.R. 826/836 Interchange in Miami-Dade County, Fla., was reconstructed with the development of an overarching “mobility plan” designed...

No. 6 - I-15, "The Point"

What Utahans know as “The Point” is more or less the only significant route into and out of the Salt Lake Valley region and is thus perhaps the most crucial corridor in the entire...

No. 7 - S.R. 520 Eastside Transit & HOV

A dense urban environment calls for proper people migration. During construction there were six mainline traffic switches and significant rerouting of pedestrian pathways. Eastside...

No. 8 - Rte. 117 Reconstruction

Kouchibouguac is a Mi’kmaq word meaning “river of long tides.” The Rte. 117 Rehabilitation project had a long list of solutions. Four rehabilitation projects were presented to...

No. 9 - I-40

One of the most active interchanges in the region (40% of traffic is truck) deserved a contractor that was fit for the job. Mountain States Constructors Inc. hammered out 35 lane...

No. 10 - Rollins Road Gateway

A new quarter-cent sales tax gave Lake County, Ill., a quarter of complexity. The county selected four projects from the new source of revenue, and the Rollins Road Gateway project...