Why is road smoothness important?

Road smoothness requirements are written into all Caltrans interstate and state highway projects. Contractors are held to high standards to achieve road smoothness tolerances. When pavements are smooth it reduces emissions, reduces vehicle wear and tear, and roads last longer. State DOT’s and government agencies also hear less complaints about … Read More

Looking Back: First Quarter Project Spotlight – Friant Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project

The Friant-Kern Canal is a 152-mile-long waterway that extends from the Friant Dam at Millerton Lake north of Fresno to the Kern River in Bakersfield. The original canal, built-in 1951, was designed to convey up to 5,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) of water to over 1 million acres of … Read More

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