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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.

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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

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.

Bicycle Facilities: Bellevue, WA

Bicycle Facilities: Bellevue, WA

Bellevue, WA

Bicycle lanes on a four-lane road with a diverter near transit stops. Bellevue has numerous bike lanes on many or most principal roads and many wetland and other trails.

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: 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.

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

Canal Parkway, from Wiley Ford Bridge to MD 51

Canal Parkway, from Wiley Ford Bridge to MD 51

Cumberland, MD (Started 1989, Completed 2001)

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

Converting Highways into Streets and Avenues

West Hartford, CT

Increasingly, localities around the country are beginning to realize the importance of converting urban highways into streets, avenues, and boulevards. The initial focus has been on restoring downtown main streets. States leading this trend... more

Crosswalks: Half-signal Crossing, Tucson, AZ

Crosswalks: Half-signal Crossing, Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Tucson has the greatest variety of successful mid-block crossings in the nation. Pedestrian actuated half-signals allow pedestrians to cross each section of the street separately.

Highway through Aabenraa, Denmark

Highway through Aabenraa, Denmark

Aabenraa (Started 1991)

"The three-km-long, heavily trafficked highway through Aabenraa has been converted according to the principles of environmentally adapted through roads, with due respect paid, however, to the substantial traffic flow. This has reduced car speeds, has... more

Highway through Mutzig, France

Highway through Mutzig, France

Mutzig

"Mutzig is one of the many beautiful towns in Alsace, and the conversion that was made of the main street in the 1980s lives up completely to the inherent charm of the town."

The existing facility was functionally obsolete and did not provide an acceptable level of service. The project addressed anticipated future traffic demands will provide sufficient median size to allow future expansion and/or multimodal use for mass transit. The upgraded roadway was expanded to 6 lanes with modern design features. This project is part of a comprehensive initiative to upgrade roads in the Tampa area.

I 4 Reconstruction

Tampa, FL

The existing facility was functionally obsolete and did not provide an acceptable level of service. The project addressed anticipated future traffic demands will provide sufficient median size to allow future expansion and/or multimodal use for mass... more

Intersection: Brighton, Michigan

Intersection: Brighton, Michigan

Brighton, MI

Large intersection with medians, pork chop islands. New design reduced crashes 60%.

Intersection: Honolulu, Hawaii

Intersection: Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

Honolulu has many intersections that use landscaping features to help control pedestrian movements.

Intersection: Kihei, Hawaii (Maui)

Intersection: Kihei, Hawaii (Maui)

Maui, HI

This intersection uses medians, median noses and pork chop islands, narrow lanes, and lush landscaping.

Intersection: Newport, Rhode Island

Intersection: Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, RI

At this large downtown intersection, medians and some median noses were used to make it more pedestrian friendly.

Lincoln City, Oregon: Taft Village Redevelopment Plan

(Started 1999, Completed 2000)

This case study examines what can be done to revitalize a small urban village in a rural setting, with a state highway running through it. Lincoln City spans eight miles along the Pacific coast. Taft is one of the city's five villages, all of... more

Mannsdale Road, Mississippi Route 463

Jackson, MS

Mannsdale Road is located west of the city of Madison northwest of Jackson, Mississippi. The road is about 8 mi long and is currently two lanes wide. Land use varies significantly along the short project length. Light commercial is prevalent at... more

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