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The purpose of the project is to improve traffic congestion, operations, and safety; provide facilities for transit and pedestrians; and encourage economic redevelopment along the SR-99 corridor through the city of Des Moines.
8th Street Barracks Row, a 3/4 mile, 6 block stretch between Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street SE, is one of the District's oldest commercial corridors. 8th Street's turn of the century buildings give the street charm and character, but over the... more
The existing facility had a narrow roadway that posed safety issues and mobility issues due to limited passing opportunities on the winding, mountainous road. The existing roadway also posed numerous environmental problems due to: 1) poor... more
The purpose of this project was to address the safety concerns due to the high number of crashes over the past years. At the same time it was viewed essential to the vision statement of the City Council that aimed in improving the quality of life in... more
University Place, WA
(Started 1998-05, Completed 2002-06)
Bridgeport Way is a major urban arterial and it could be considered as a "Main Street" of University Place. The project involved reconstruction of an existing five-lane road into a four-lane divided roadway over a distance of approximately 1.5... more
MoDOT had recently completed 10 miles of urban I-70 interstate using a standard design palette that neighboring residents disliked. Particularly when
compared to recent context sensitive solutions development and community input in the adjacent... 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
Burlington, Iowa, was a significant Midwestern river and rail transportation hub from the 1820s til the mid-twentieth century. Manufacturing remains an important component of the local economy, but sprawling suburban development has made it... more
Prior to this roadway project, severe traffic congestion occurred daily at the Virginia Avenue underpass (locally known as the "subway") of CSXT tracks and its intersection with MD 51. When this facility was blocked (by accidents or flooding) there... more
Carson Street is a major east-west arterial street running through the middle of the city of Torrance, CA. High levels of traffic congestion on the original four-lane undivided cross sections and the absence of left-turn lanes were responsible for a... more
The USDG is one of a set of policies (including the Centers, Corridors, & Wedges Growth Framework and the Transportation Action Plan) intended to transform Charlotte into a more sustainable city and create more context-sensitive streets. First, the... more
As the Missouri Department of Transportation was planning the construction of a new bridge over the Missouri River, a cobblestone street, believed to be the first paved street west of St. Louis, was re-discovered in the town of Boonville. The... more