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3500 South EIS, Redwood Road to 8400 West

(Started 2002-03, Completed 2007)

Purpose and Need Problems and needs identified by the entire project team, including community are best seen on the attached pdf.

The Purpose and Need statement was developed through a collaborative effort between local... 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.

Demonbreun Viaduct Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN (Started 2004-07, Completed 2006-10)

The Demondreun Viaduct in downtown Nashville, TN was closed due to strutural deficiency. This closing restricted a roadway that served as a "backdoor" route to downtown Nashville and closed a transit landport as well as hampered traffic to many... more

Downtown Revitalization and Access Improvements, US-395 - Colville

Downtown Revitalization and Access Improvements, US-395 - Colville

Colville, WA

The mixture of significant freight and highway traffic on Main Street with its multiple traffic lights and slower speeds has created congestion, noise, and air quality concerns.

Grade Separation: Wichita Central Corridor Railroad

Wichita, KS (Started 2005-03, Completed 2008)

In the 1990s, Wichita began to explore the impact of growth on its existing transportation facilities, land use, and development. A specific effort was to assess the increased train traffic going through the city due to the merger of Union Pacific... more

Highway through Arnage, France

Highway through Arnage, France

Arnage (Started 1988)

"In Arnage, a suburb of Le Mans, the heavily trafficked main street has been rebuilt in order to improve both traffic safety and the quality of the urban environment."

Landscape and Interpretation Project, US-101

Landscape and Interpretation Project, US-101

Raymond, WA (Started 1993-06, Completed 1993-11)

This project was part of Washington's scenic byways improvement program. It was a top priority for the city of Raymond to create a visually appealing community for travelers along US-101 and to introduce travelers to the unique Willapa basin, with... more

Mississippi River Bridge Project, I-70

St. Louis, MO (Completed 2003)

The New Mississippi River Bridge Project (MRB) is a group of major transportation improvements designed to enhance the region’s infrastructure. The economic future of the St. Louis urban core on both sides of the Mississippi River depends on the... more

Paul Bunyan Drive (TH 197) Reconstruction

Bemidji, MN (Started 1997, Completed 2003)

To reconfigure and reconstruct TH 197 at the south entrance into Bemidji, Minnesota, consolidating driveway access, stabilizing the shoreline of Lake Bemidji, creating storm water ponds to enhance water quality, creating new traffic and pedestrian... more

Rennes, France Approach Road

Rennes, France Approach Road

Rennes

"As part of the French government's programme 'Ville plus sure, Quartiers sans accidents' (Safer Town, Urban Areas without Accidents) one of the approach roads to Rennes has been rebuilt. A roundabout has been established together with speed reducing... more

SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project

SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project

Seattle to Bellevue, WA (Started 1999, Completed 2017)

SR 520 links densely populated cities and some of the largest employers in the state. The one-and-a-half-mile long, 42 year-old SR 520 Evergreen Point Bridge is very vulnerable to windstorms and earthquakes and needs to be replaced.

The purpose of this project was to retrofit a five-lane section of roadway with extensive retaining walls into a context sensitive “gateway” approach into Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This retrofit was in response to a public discontent for a reconstruction project that did not blend into the natural setting of area near a national park.

SR 73/US 321 Gateway Project

Gatlinburg, TN

The purpose of this project was to retrofit a five-lane section of roadway with extensive retaining walls into a context sensitive “gateway” approach into Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This retrofit was in response to a public discontent for a... more

State Highway 5 Corridor Context Sensitive Transportation Study (SH 5 Corridor Study)

McKinney, TX (Started 2013-02)

The purpose of the State Highway 5 Corridor Context Sensitive Transportation Study (SH 5 Corridor Study) is to formulate a corridor master plan that includes the “public realm” as well as the “private realm” in order to transform the entire... more

The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization for Little Rock

Little Rock, AR (Started 2012, Completed 2014)

The Creative Corridor offers a vision for the reclamation of a neglected Main Street while providing an affordable downtown living option presently unavailable in Little Rock. The vision retrofits a four-block segment through a new land-use mix... more

The Danville Project

Montpelier, VT (Started 2000, Completed 2010)

The Danville Transportation Enhancement Project is a partnership among the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Agency of Transportation [VTrans], and the Town of Danville, Vermont designed to integrate artistic enhancements into the redevelopment of a... more

Town Center in Buxtehude, Germany

Town Center in Buxtehude, Germany

Buxtehude (Started 1987)

"During the 1980s a large full-scale study has been conducted in Buxtehude, including extensive rebuilding in the town center and in an adjoining urban area, and in-depth initial and follow-up studies of the traffic and the environment. The... more

Town Street in Herlev, Denmark

Town Street in Herlev, Denmark

Herlev (Started 1988)

"In Herlev a traffic-dominated town street in an area without any special characteristic unity has been converted to a harmonious town space in which the ancient church and the village pond also have been incorporated as significant elements."

Union Street Crossing: The Dalles, Oregon

Union Street Crossing: The Dalles, Oregon

The Dalles, OR (Completed 2004)

A collaborative design process for a new bridge/underpass incorporated community values and reconnected a riverfront town with the Columbia River and a rich cultural heritage.

Vibrant Rural Communities: Clinton, Iowa

Clinton, IA (Started 1996, Completed 2013)

In 1996, the City of Clinton, Iowa, set out to improve a stretch of US Highway 30 that runs through the heart of town. The road forms a segment of historic Lincoln Highway— dedicated in 1913 as one of the nation’s first transcontinental... more



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