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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
Time, heavy use and severe weather has critically affected the road and the dam beneath it. Seismic retrofitting of the dam will require the elimination of the existing road, which has two 10.5' lanes with 0' shoulders and a 3.5' sidewalk which... more
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
Already heavily traveled, the corridors were becoming increasingly congested. Volumes on the Cross Island were at 120,000 and on the LIE were approaching 200,000 vehicles a day. These volumes were projected to grow with added lanes to the east in... more
The purpose of creating a Corridor Management Plan was to coordinate the philosophies and activities of land management agencies with those of the state and county authorities responsible for planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining a... more
The purpose of this project was to replace a low water crossing over the Frio River quickly and with minimum impact on the recreational visitors and the water quality. The crossing was in need of replacement due to a series of floods that had... more
The existing Four Bears Bridge (ND 23) was narrow and could not accommodate existing traffic (functionally obsolete). The new Four Bears Bridge provided a modern bridge that eliminated restrictions posed by the earlier bridge. It also accommodated... more
The purpose of the Green Ribbon Project was to provide the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with conceptual guidelines to integrate environmental aesthetics with roadway functionality. This project was intended to set forth a broad... more
CATS needed a large real estate parcel to construct the I-485/South Boulevard light rail parking deck at the end of the line. There was limited availability of existing real estate. After a suggestion by a local resident during a community... more
Replace a deteriorating historic bridge quickly reaching its intended lifespan (1939 was the last structural improvement) located in a unique setting that includes a nearby historic hotel and scenic river front area.
The purpose of the project is the reconstruction of a 12-mile segment of beltway around Indianapolis to provide increased capacity and replace deteriorated infrastructure. Mainline roadway, interchanges, and bridges all required reconstruction as... more
The Papago Freeway runs seamlessly through the middle of downtown Phoenix. From above, sound walls and landscaping conceal the recessed roadway.
Pedestrian and bicycle crossings are plentiful. In the heart of downtown, the freeway actually... more
Kellogg Avenue is the major east-west transportation corridor through Wichita which provides a major link between the turnpike, downtown, and Wichita airport. The project improved Kellogg Avenue from a major arterial to a limited access... 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
Harbor Springs, MI
(Started 2002-12, Completed 2003)
M-119 is located in Emmet County, north of Harbor
Springs and adjacent to Lake Michigan. The road
meanders along the shoreline offering the traveler
spectacular views of the lake and the Beaver Island