Paving 1300 East in Salt Lake City, 1906. Workers are using what looks like a man-powered wood screed to level off the concrete.
An asphalt plant in City Creek Canyon, 1909. Today’s asphalt plants are held to very stringent air quality standards.
A work crew from P. J. Moran works to resurface the road at the intersection of Main Street at 200 South in Salt Lake City in 1914. The original trolley tracks were removed in the 1950’s only to be replaced by TRAX decades later.
I-15 at Pages Lane in Davis County, 1959. The 1950’s and 1960s were boom times for the freeway system across the nation and in Utah.
Men use horse-drawn equipment to build curb, gutter and sidewalk in the Federal Heights area of Salt Lake City in 1907. The buildings in the background are on the University Utah campus.
Construction of the 400 South Viaduct in 1913. Present day workers are required to use protective gear, including hard hats, harnesses, eye wear and steel-toe boots to prevent injuries. Workers are using a “stiff-leg” derrick on top of the structure to lift large steel girders (support beams) into place.
A steam-powered concrete mixer used by the James Kennedy Construction Company in 1910.
Men working on the construction of a new bridge crossing the Jordan River at 3300 South in about 1905.
This image shows men placing hot asphalt pavement in Ogden Canyon using a steam roller. The caption on the negative says, "Odgen Canyon, Weber Co., Utah. Paved with 1 1/2" Warrenited Bitulithio on 1 1/2" Bituminous Concrete Base, Open to Traffic During Construction."
Paving work near the top of State Street in front of the State Capitol on June 2, 1917. Workers are using Hot Mix Asphalt produced in a batch plant and hauled to the site by a Packard dump truck. This road is part of State Route 293 today. ( Note: We know this is HMA because the roller is present; HMA needs to be rolled right away. )
A gravel screening plant during construction of U.S. 89 in Cache County.
Road construction in Carbon County near Price, Utah in 1938. The photo shows men standing on liquid asphalt storage tanks. A horse drawn road grader is shown on the far right in the middle of the photograph.