Constructing ‘smart’ roads
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Thousands of miles of roads and bridges continue to age across Missouri, and policy makers are looking for answers to the crumbling infrastructure. In his lab at the University of Missouri, Prof. Bill Buttlar, the College of Engineering’s Glen Barton Chair in Flexible Pavements in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been researching how to build better roads and stronger bridges. Now, after decades of research, Buttlar will direct a new collaboration with the state that could impact millions of drivers when the rubber meets the road.