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11th Street Bridges Project

Washington, DC (Started 2008-07-02)

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

The purpose of this project was to reconstruct a six-mile section of urban arterial to address capacity and safety issues, in addition to providing a stimulation to the local economy.

12300 South Design Build Project, Draper and Riverton, Utah

Draper, UT

The purpose of this project was to reconstruct a six-mile section of urban arterial to address capacity and safety issues, in addition to providing a stimulation to the local economy.

21st Street Complete Green Street Concept Plan

Paso Robles, CA

21st Street is a commercial and residential street near the Paso Robles Event Center, home of the California Mid-State Fair. The street, one of four railroad crossings in town, was established decades ago in a natural drainageway. A concept plan... more

6th Street Undercrossing

Santa Rosa, CA (Completed 2012)

This project creates a vital crosstown link for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles. On one side, it opens up into the West End Neighborhood, Railroad Square, the CHOPS Teen Center, the future SMART station, and miles of creek trails. On the... more

Access Management Plan: US Highway 10

Detroit Lakes, MN (Completed 2002)

The Access Management Plan for Highway 10 through Detroit Lakes was needed to improve safety and maintain mobility for through traffic while providing appropriate access to the local community.

This project is located in the City of... more

Aesthetic and Safety Improvement, SR-99

Aesthetic and Safety Improvement, SR-99

Des Moines, WA (Started 1997, Completed 2005)

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.

Arterial Relations: Widening a one-mile stretch of Pennsylvania roadway far from routine

Altoona, PA

The widening of a one-mile stretch of Park Avenue roadway near Altoona, Pa., was far from routine. The nine-year project impacted more than 80 properties – businesses and residences – resulted in more than 35 right-of-way acquisitions and... more

Barracks Row

Barracks Row

Washington, DC (Started 2000, Completed 2004-01)

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

Bell Street Model

Bell Street Park

Seattle, WA

A single-purpose right-of-way is being transformed into a vibrant, safe, and green public space. This 4-block section is the first phase of a long-range plan for a park corridor stretching from South Lake Union to Elliott Bay. When high land... more

Bicycle Facilities Davis, CA

Bicycle Facilities Davis, CA

Davis, CA

Two-way bicycle lane on a commercial street separated by a planted buffer from both the road and the sidewalk. Davis, CA and its university campus are considered by many to be among the "bicycle champions" because of their extensive bike... more

Bicycle Facilities Ft Lauderdale, FL

Bicycle Facilities Ft Lauderdale, FL

Ft Lauderdale, FL (Started 2003)

Bicycles share the road in Ft. Lauderdale, which has an extensive network of bicycle lanes on local and state routes.

Bicycle Facilities in Olympia, WA

Olympia, WA

Bicycle lane on a four-lane road with a diverter and a mid-block crosswalk. Olympia has a number of bicycle lanes, traffic calming sensitive adaptations, bridges, and trails.

Bicycle Facilities in San Francisco

Bicycle Facilities in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Bicycle lane at the Embarcadero. San Francisco has an extensive system of bike lanes that go over bridges, through parks, and at the waterfront. Some say that the Golden Gate Bridge trail is one of the premier walks/biking experiences in the world.

Bicycle facilities, Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Bicycle facilities, Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Converting Ocean East from a four-lane road to three lanes provides room for a bicycle lane. Lauderdale By The Sea also features good bicycle treatments along U.S. A-1-A, in addition to some trails.

Bicycle Facilities: Mesa, AZ

Bicycle Facilities: Mesa, AZ

Mesa, AZ

A bicycle lane next to a parking lane on a four-lane road with a raised median. Mesa has several significant new boulevard bicycle lanes.

Bicycle Lane in St Petersburg, FL

Bicycle Lane in St Petersburg, FL

St Petersburg, FL

Bicycle lane next to parking lane on a one-way street in St Petersburg, FL. The street has three traffic lanes, one bike lane and curbside parallel parking lanes on each side. The city is working on a major trail linking from Pinellas Trail to Gandy... more

Bicycle Lanes in Portland, OR

Bicycle Lanes in Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Bicycle lane on Broadway; a multi-lane road. Portland's got it all - bike lanes, reduced lane widths, bicycle parking, floating pontoon trails, and many exceptional inventions.

The goal of the project is to develop Bridgeport Way as a corridor that will improve traffic safety, increase the mobility and cohesiveness of the community, enhance the appearance of the corridor, and control traffic growth.

Bridgeport Way Reconstruction

University Place, WA

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

Bridgeport Way - University Place, Washington

Bridgeport Way - University Place, Washington

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

Bridge Retrofits, I-70 North

St. Louis, MO (Started 2001, Completed 2002)

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

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