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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.

6th Street Undercrossing

Santa Rosa, CA (Completed 2012)

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

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.

Bell Street Model

Bell Street Park

Seattle, WA

A single-purpose right-of-way is being transformed into a vibrant, safe, and green public space. This 4-block section is the first phase of a long-range plan for a park corridor stretching from South Lake Union to Elliott Bay. When high land... more

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.

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

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

Map 22 of 44 Proposed Plan Areas. See connectatlantaplan.com for more maps

Connect Atlanta Plan

Atlanta, GA (Started 2008-12)

A lack of investment in projects that benefited the City economically over the past 60 years has resulted in a City of Atlanta that has not kept pace with the region’s phenomenal growth. If we are to remedy this imbalance we must embrace new notions... more

Corridor Alignment Urban Design and Community Outreach Services Pasadena Blue Line LRT

Pasadena, CA (Started 2005)

The new 13.6-mile extension of the Blue Line will run from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles into Pasadena, serving the communities of Chinatown, Highland Park, and South Pasadena along the way.

The Pasadena Blue Line is a light... more

Cottonwood Street Environmental Assessment

Murray, UT

The Cottonwood Street EA (located in Murray, Utah) reflects a number of CSS principles. One of the main goals of this project is to create a more livable, walkable community through construction of a new one-way couplet with bike lanes, improved... 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

Through innovative and collaborative partnerships, 19 political jurisdictions have agreed to pursue a balanced transportation plan that encompasses highway, bus, rail transit, bike, pedestrian and local network projects

Eastern Corridor

Southwestern, OH

The Eastern Corridor Project was conducted to address the growing needs of the eastern Cincinnati metropolitan area by integrating multi-modal solutions, land use planning and environmental stewardship. Through innovative and collaborative... more

The $200 million plus project offers the third transit system alternative in the region that will give customers faster, frequent and first class service.

Euclid Corridor Transportation Project

Cleveland, OH

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is embarking upon a unique and exciting transit system improvement project. The $200 million plus project offers the third transit system alternative in the region that will give customers... more

Ribbon Cutting

Frederick MARC Station and Extension of East Street

Frederick, MD (Completed 2001-01)

The project involved two phases. First, the designers prepared a pedestrian circulation study for the City of Frederick describing existing movement patterns and potential pedestrian routes once the station was complete. Plans were then developed for... more

Salem-Keizer Transportation Corridor

High-Priority Transportation Corridor Prototype Plan: Salem-Keizer, Oregon

Salem-Keizer, OR

Instead of just building another road, this community-driven plan applies a multifaceted approach to relieving congestion.

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

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

Collapsed Bridge

I-35W St. Anthony Bridge Collapse and Reconstruction Over Mississippi River

Minneapolis, MN (Completed 2008-09-18)

The I-35W St. Anthony Bridge replacement project is hereby offered as a CSS National Dialog submission case study because it demonstrates a unique and amazing local and national story and most surprisingly to some that under extreme... more

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

I-90 Two-Way Transit and HOV Operations, Seattle to Bellevue, Washington

Seattle, Bellevue, WA (Started 1998)

To improve regional mobility by providing reliable and safe two-way transit and HOV operations on Interstate 90 between Bellevue and Seattle, while minimizing impacts to the environment and to other users and transportation modes.

The I-90... more

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