Roads and highways

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Road engineering is now a complex discipline, where road safety, environmental and socio economic issues are as important as design and supervision of construction.

COWI co-operates with customers to develop optimal solutions based on our extensive worldwide experience of road projects, gained over a period of more than 40 years


COWI's experience of road design, construction and maintenance ranges from labour-based rural feeder roads in developing countries to complex multi-lane motorways with grade-separated interchanges, tunnels, bridges and advanced traffic information technology.

Our specialist design teams provide technically sound, economi-cally feasible solutions using state-of-the-art computer-aided design tools. Staff skills are kept up to date with appropriate in-house and external training.

In relation to road engineering, COWI offers assistance throughout the project cycle in:

  • Project and quality management
  • project preparation and planning, including feasibility and road safety studies
  • strategic and environmental impact assessments
  • site investigations, including topographical, hydrological and geotechnical
  • preliminary and detailed design and cost estimation
  • tender document preparation and tender evaluation
  • project implementation including construction supervision and management
  • operation and maintenance, 
    technical, financial and road safety audits
  • associated buildings (for maintenance and toll operations, etc), and 
    institution building and on-the-job training.

StaffingFrom a total staff of 2500, professionally qualified staff with working experience in road projects available within COWI A/S number more than 600. These are supplemented by further staff from COWI Group subsidiaries worldwide. Disciplines include:

  • Civil/highway engineers
  • Materials engineers/laboratory specialists
  • Bridge engineers
  • Hydraulic/drainage
  • Transport economists/Traffic engineers
  • Environmentalists and sociologist
  • Contract specialists and surveyors
  • Road safety specialists
  • Traffic information technology specialists

LAST UPDATED: 26.07.2017