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