Highway engineering is one of those branches of engineering which has been associated step by step with the progress of New Zealand. Today much has been achieved, but there remains just as much to be done. The engineer will be required to provide surfaces to carry heavier loads on more and more routes; at the same time manufacturers will be producing more and faster vehicles, which will require more road space.
by Harry Lancelot Hume, B.E., B.SC.(N.Z.), M.E.(YALE), M.I.C.E. Chief Civil Engineer, Ministry of Works, Wellington.