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The incomplete freeway system in Southeast Washington forces drivers to exit the freeway onto neighborhood streets to reach their destinations. Some of the primary routes are through environmental justice neighborhoods. Freeway and local street... more
Bruce R. Watkins Drive, a Missouri Department of Transportation project, is a 10.2 mile-long artery, which links downtown Kansas City to Southtown. The design and construction of this project included aesthetic design with environmental... more
Two one-day workshops focusing on how CMPs can be used to implement CSS principles to solve transportation & community issues and the mechanics of their funding and implementation in Caltrans. Included a Caltrans project case study, interactive group... more
The purpose of the project was to replace two existing functionally obsolete truss bridges crossing the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor. The new structure would need to 1) Increase the capacity of US 17 over the Cooper River, 2) Improved traffic... more
The purpose of creating a Corridor Management Plan was to coordinate the philosophies and activities of land management agencies with those of the state and county authorities responsible for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining a... more
US 93 runs from Arizona to Canada. It is a two-lane road through much of Montana, entering big-sky country from Idaho at Lost Trail pass and passing through Missoula, Kalispell, the Flathead Indian Reservation, and along the western shore of Flathead... more
In recognition of the Spanish migration from the Atlantic coast to the present U.S. Mexico border, each state has designated the roadways the compromise the route as the El Camino East/West Corridor in order to promote tourism and historic... more
Three half-day sessions for different audiences: a presentation of recent research on quantifying the benefits of CSS, an interactive workshop to apply performance measures to an FDOT CSS project, and an action planning session. Also prepared... more
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Ishpeming Transportation Service Center (TSC) and its partners took an innovative approach on the US-41 Houghton, Michigan, downtown streetscape project by, among other things, actually drawing... more
This four mile long project is intersected by two other major roads in eastern Shelby County. The corridor has long been designated for a typical seven lane urban arterial. When a safety study commissioned by the county Mayor indicated that this... more
Over fifty years ago, Fair Park, portions of Deep Ellum, and adjacent neighborhoods were separated from the rest of the city by the construction of Interstate 30. While the highway provided much-needed mobility and helped suburban development, there... more
Two one-day workshops focused on getting resource agencies involved early in the project development process. Included a presentation by MaineDOT, two IDOT project case studies, and interactive group discussion on how IDOT might improve their... more
By developing a network of Green Streets, the City of Jacksonville will improve its stormwater management and simultaneously enhance and expand public open space, along with reinforcing desired land use and transportation patterns.
The $110 million Lewistown Narrows project involved widening U.S. Routes 22/322 from a two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway through a 6.5-mile section of the Juniata River valley in the Pennsylvania Appalachians that is severely restricted by... more
The Marquette Interchange Project was necessitated by the need to replace and modernize an existing four-level system interchange in downtown Milwaukee. Studies had shown that bridges and structures were deteriorating and needed to be repaired or... more
Two one-day workshops covering public involvement and communication skills; case studies of bridge projects integrating CSS principles; and a group exercise to develop a public involvement strategy for a current MassDOT bridge project.
The program was initiated in direct response to disputes with communities over various project elements including lane and shoulder widths, designs perceived to be inappropriate for community surroundings, designs perceived to have negative impacts... more