The Highway Engineering Laboratory is located at its own campus at Aakkulam. The lab is equipped with State-of-the-art equipments for material testing and mix design, pavement evaluation studies, road safety audit and road construction quality evaluation. It undertakes studies in mapping of road construction materials, use of marginal materials for road construction like waste plastic and other locally available materials. This is essentially a “lab-to-road” system as envisaged by an autonomous R&D institution under the State Government. The Highway Engineering Laboratory undertakes investigative studies in the field of pavement engineering, maintenance and management of roads using ground breaking construction techniques and innovative use of materials.