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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
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
The two agricultural communities of Cutler and Orosi, CA were struggling with high poverty rates, inadequate water and sewer capacity, and a dangerous traffic problems on the main street/ state highway. Through an innovative design... 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
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
Five years ago if you took a stroll down Main Street in Greenville, Kentucky on a Saturday night you would have likely walked on deteriorated sidewalks, peered into vacant storefronts with dilapidated façades, and felt enveloped by silence and... 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
"By establishing seven circular humps on the highway through Sdr. Sejerslev the country of Southern Jutland has achieved a considerable speed reduction. An inquiry among the town inhabitants reveals widespread satisfaction with the scheme."
(Started 2000, Completed 2013-05)
Leaders in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, wanted to make it easier for people to visit the city’s cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn’t get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful... more
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
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
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
State Route 397, the Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway in Williamson County, is the primary transportation concern of the city of Franklin. Due to huge demands on current and future traffic, local and state officials have requested for TDOT to improve... more
The purpose of the project was to create an extension of the existing Pere Marquette State Trail from the Midland/Isabella county line to Clare at the Isabella/Clare county line. The 14-foot asphalt trail was constructed on the old CSX Railroad... more
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.