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 - 2021 Winners


NO. 1: I-680 HOV Lane Completion and Express Lane Conversion

Bay Area drivers have dealt with congestion and bottlenecks on some of the busiest highways in the country. I-680, a major north-south freeway, connects the southern San Francisco...

NO. 2: Casey Arborway

HNTB served as lead designer for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) transformational Casey Arborway Project. This project has literally changed the landscape...

NO. 3: Kake Access Road

The project’s goal was to increase access across the island for recreational and subsistence activities. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. was selected through a best value procurement...
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NO. 4 ROAD: Council Bluffs Interstate System Dual Divided Freeway

Overcoming the challenges of a dense urban corridor (This feature published as "Relocating the Railroads" in November/December 2021 issue)

NO. 5: The Urban Loop - I-80/I-35 & IA 141 and Adjacent Interchanges

The Highway 141 flyover bridge was the cornerstone to resolving congestion. Located at the convergence of I-80 and I-35 in the northwestern quadrant of Des Moines, Iowa, not only...

NO. 6: Chelsea: U.S. 1 NB/SB Viaduct Rehabilitation

This project was challenging. Faced with an aging inventory of structures, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Division partnered with HNTB to tackle a long...

NO. 7: Route 17 at Route 32 (Exit 131) Reconstruction

The interchange services more than 70,000 vehicles a day. For New York’s Route 17–Route 32 interchange, that number increases during the holiday season thanks to the Woodbury ...

NO. 8: C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension

This was no simple parkway extension. Branch Civil Inc. delivered the C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension Project to the North Carolina Department of Transportation under budget and...

NO. 9: Route 710 Pavement Rehabilitation and Widening

The project consisted of partial demolition and widening of eight bridges. The Route 710 Pavement Rehabilitation and Widening project spans a 3.5-mile stretch of I-710 through...

NO. 10: I-40 Widening and Interchange Reconstruction

Before this project, it took motorists roughly 10 minutes to get through ONE intersection. That travel time has been cut down to two minutes, according to a WBBJ-TV report, and...