Top Road #4: Crowning the Queen

Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Roads awards recognize the top projects in North America. Each year, nominations are submitted to the Roads & Bridges editorial staff, which determines the Top 10 list based on project challenges, impact to region and scope of work. This article features the #4 winner, the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening - Phase 2, located on The "Big Island," Hawaii, owned by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT). This project, which commenced in July 2008, became known for its tenacity and perseverance. It faced many challenges from the start, including bid protests and other administrative issues; and once construction started, previously unknown historic sites required additional attention. An overview of the construction process is presented in this article, with a focus on paving operations.


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  • Accession Number: 01747935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2020 3:16PM