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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.

Carson Street Reconstruction

Carson Street Reconstruction

Torrance, CA

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

Davis Square

Somerville, MA

Somerville, Massachusetts, the most densely populated streetcar suburb in New England, is home to 76,000 people. In 1973, Davis Square, one of the city’s largest central squares and a traditional commercial center, was selected as the location... more

Retaining Wall Showcases Architectural Treatment

Easley Bridge Replacement: Bluefield, WV

Partnering meetings facilitated open, honest, and continuing communication throughout project construction for the WVDOH, City of Bluefield, local utilities, Bluefield State College, FHWA, Norfolk & Southern Railroad, Ahern & Associates, and GAI... more

East Main Street

Westminster, MD (Started 1990, Completed 1994)

One community's concern over the proposed removal of mature trees to widen the main street of a historic district compelled state officials to dispatch a landscape architect to direct the project.

East Main Street Reconstruction

East Main Street Reconstruction

Westminster, MD

After more than a year of planning and design, the Maryland State Highway Administration's consultants completed their drawings for Westminster, Maryland's, East Main Street's revitalization. However, the administration and public balked at the plan... more

Edgartown, Massachusetts: Promoting Walkable, Attractive Development on Upper Main Street

Edgartown, MA (Started 1990)

This case study examines ways in which to ensure the character, quality and pedestrian-orientation of historic, downtown main street facing typical, strip commercial, auto-oriented development patterns. The economy of this 19th century whaling... more

Edgewater Drive Before & After Re-Striping Results

College Park, FL (Started 2000, Completed 2001)

"The previous 4-lane configuration of Edgewater Drive [20,000 ADT] did not provide sufficient room for wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes, streetscape and other [neighborhood improvement plan] tasks. The [plan] identified that the only way to eventually... more

Recycled facade from old Childrenメs Facility will be used on the MCPARC Welcome Center.

Fairmont Gateway Connector: Fairmont, WV

Providing an improved highway link between downtown Fairmont and I-79, the Fairmont Gateway Connector is a multi-phased economic development and transportation project that alleviates congestion while focusing on treasured community... more

Houghton Streetscape and Brick Street Re-Installation

Houghton, MI (Started 2007, Completed 2009)

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

Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, FL (Started 1994, Completed 1998)

"Florida DOT, working with Lake Worth planners, conducted an experiment: using only paint, two principal downtown streets were significantly narrowed to two lanes with the third lane striped for parking. When accident rates fell by over 44 percent... more

Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Downtown Transportation Plan

Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Downtown Transportation Plan

Manzanita, OR

Thoughtful, community-based planning preserved the quiet charm of this small coastal town.

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative: Rebuidling Disinvested Neighborhood "Main Streets" from the Bus Stop Up

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative: Rebuidling Disinvested Neighborhood "Main Streets" from the Bus Stop Up

Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), sponsored by Mayor Richard Riordan, is undertaking a 30-month demonstration project that seeks to provide an economic stimulus to eight transit-dependent neighborhoods through community planned... more

Lyndon Road Bridge Replacement

Lyndon Road Bridge Replacement

Perinton, NY (Started 1993, Completed 2002)

The Lyndon Road Bridge was a one-lane 5-span bridge that crossed over the Erie Canal and CSX railroad line. A camelback structure spanned the Canal, with pony trusses spanning the railroad. The 1911 structure had become inadequate for vehicular... more

M-25: White Rock Motorist Park

White Rock Motorist Park is located along Lake Huron off M-25 in Huron County. The park preserves the natural character of the site and enhances the travel experience. Components of the motorist park include a picnic area, restroom... more

ME Route 26

New Gloucester, ME

The purpose of this project was to improve 5.5 miles of a deficient portion of State Route 26, to address safety and travel conditions and at the same time minimize environmental and community features.

San Bernardino

San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

"...a vision for the rebirth of downtown San Bernardino, one that builds upon the steady progress of a revitalization effort already in the works and that directly responded to the needs the community revealed."

Shopping Street in Assens

Shopping Street in Assens

Assens (Started 1990, Completed 1993)

"As part of the 'More Beautiful Streets' project in which the Road Directorate in cooperation with local authorities carry out traffic calming projects with a particular emphasis on the visual environment, the main street in Assens has been converted... more

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State Highway 191 Corridor and Access Management Study

(Completed 2012-07-01)

State Highway 191 serves as a vital connection between the cities of Midland and Odessa. This 14-mile corridor not only provides a linkage between these two employment centers, but also provides accessibility to vast areas of open land that were... more

State Route 69, Boulder Main Street Rehabilitation

Boulder, MT

The purpose of this project was to address safety issues and citizens’ needs along route 69. A bridge that would blend with the existing terrain was also part of the project.

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