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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.

Access Management Plan: US Highway 10

Detroit Lakes, MN (Completed 2002)

The Access Management Plan for Highway 10 through Detroit Lakes was needed to improve safety and maintain mobility for through traffic while providing appropriate access to the local community.

This project is located in the City of... more

Arterial Relations: Widening a one-mile stretch of Pennsylvania roadway far from routine

Altoona, PA

The widening of a one-mile stretch of Park Avenue roadway near Altoona, Pa., was far from routine. The nine-year project impacted more than 80 properties – businesses and residences – resulted in more than 35 right-of-way acquisitions and... more

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

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

The purpose of the project was to replace two existing functionally obsolete truss bridges crossing the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor.

Cooper River Bridge Replacement Project

Charleston Harbor, SC

The purpose of the project was to replace two existing functionally obsolete truss bridges crossing the Cooper River in Charleston Harbor. The new structure would need to 1) Increase the capacity of US 17 over the Cooper River, 2) Improved traffic... more

Feasibility Study, Maine Route 1

Bath, ME (Completed 2005)

Public Engagement

A key component of the Bath Feasibility Study was public involvement. The outreach program included several public forums including a public goal-setting workshop, a public informational meeting and... 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

M-45: Resurfacing, Rehabilitation and Widening

Grand Rapids, MI

The project is located in the cities of Grand Rapids and Walker in Kent County on M-45 from 100 feet east of Manzana Drive easterly to 25 feet west of Fulton Street.

This project included approximately three miles of HMA cold... more

Sidewalks on Main Street (After).

MD 924 (Main St.) in Bel Air Community Safety & Enhancement

Bel Air, MD (Completed 2008-10)

Bel Air is home to the county courthouse and government offices, local businesses, and restaurants - which generated high volumes of traffic during peak hours and on weekends. High traffic speeds made it difficult for pedestrians to cross Main... more

MD Route 75 Bumpout

MD Route 75

Union Bridge, MD

The purpose of this project was rehabilitation and improvement of MD 75 through the Town of Union Bridge including improvement of the sidewalks along the corridor while creating a “sense of place” as you enter into Union Bridge and maintaining and... more

Old M-21 Zeeland: Transportation Improvements

The city of Zeeland is located just east of Holland, near Lake Michigan. The city has a population of about 6,000 residents, with over 90,000 in the Holland metro area. Due to growth in the Holland metro area and space limitations at their... more

Park East Freeway Removal

Milwaukee, WI (Completed 2003)

The Park East Freeway was a one-mile spur connection between I-43 and downtown Milwaukee. It was originally intended to continue through downtown, but was never completed. The impacts of this freeway spurred a great deal of controversy such that... more

Paul Bunyan Drive (TH 197) Reconstruction

Bemidji, MN (Started 1997, Completed 2003)

To reconfigure and reconstruct TH 197 at the south entrance into Bemidji, Minnesota, consolidating driveway access, stabilizing the shoreline of Lake Bemidji, creating storm water ponds to enhance water quality, creating new traffic and pedestrian... more

State Highway 5 Corridor Context Sensitive Transportation Study (SH 5 Corridor Study)

McKinney, TX (Started 2013-02)

The purpose of the State Highway 5 Corridor Context Sensitive Transportation Study (SH 5 Corridor Study) is to formulate a corridor master plan that includes the “public realm” as well as the “private realm” in order to transform the entire... more

Taming Traffic: Context-Sensitive Solutions in the DVRPC Region

Philadelpia, PA

In the 2005 Work Program, DVRPC’s board first approved funding for a program to “promote safe and well designed neighborhoods and communities with innovative traffic management techniques, responsive to community character and citizen desires.” This... more



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