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M-32 Alpena: Future Widening

Alpena, MI (Started 2004)

The project location is M-32 from Lake Winyah Road east to just east of Bagley Street in the city of Alpena in Alpena County.

The project will involve widening M-32 in the commercial area west of the Alpena city limits. The... more

M-36 Pinckney: Streetscape

Pickney, MI (Completed 2004)

Pickney is situated in southwestern Livingston County. The project location was M-36 from Dexter/Pinckney Road to the west village limits.

The project involved streetscaping downtown Pinckney, milling and resurfacing the existing... 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

M-52 Morenci: Gateway to Michigan

Morenci, MI (Completed 2004-10)

The city of Morenci is located In Lenawee County just north of the Ohio border.

Morenci is very proud to bill itself as the southernmost community and the friendliest gateway in Michigan. The sign and associated landscaping create a... more

M-69: Paint River Bridge Rehabilitation

Crystal Falls, MI (Completed 2002)

The bridge spans the Paint River in the city of Crystal Falls, located in Iron County.

Built in 1924, the structure is the only non-redundant open spandrel concrete arch bridge in Michigan. The project purpose was to maintain safe... more

M-72/ M-33 Mio: Slope Improvements

Mio, MI

The project location was at the northwest corner of the M-72/M-33 intersection in the community of Mio. The intersection has the only traffic signal in Oscoda County. The county is a popular destination for canoeing and fishing on the AuSable... more

Mack Hatcher Parkway Before and After

Mack Hatcher Parkway Context Sensitive Design

Franklin, TN (Completed 2010)

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

NH 111A / Nashua Road / Old Bridge Street / Main Street intersection and NH 111A / Old Bridge Street / Common Street intersection

Maine Engages External Partners in the Enhanced Project Scoping Process

Mentoring of three interdisciplinary teams for ongoing projects, including a series of meetings over several months

Main Street and the Blake Transit Center

Ann Arbor, MI (Started 1965)

We need to encourage people to spend more time downtown, not move through quickly. By widening the sidewalks or adding diagonal parking or taking a look at two-way traf- fic again, it would have some impact on the Blake Transit Center. People... more

Duncanville Main Street Redesigned

Main Street Duncanville

Duncanville, TX (Started 2008)

The purpose of the Downtown Duncanville District is to support a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use urban development environment, with convenient access to rail transit, shopping, employment, housing, and neighborhood retail services. The intent is to... more

Main Street - Littleton, NH

Main Street - Littleton, NH

Littleton, NH (Started 2003)

This town of 6,000 serves as a regional center and recently used "placemaking" to develop new concepts with the community and NHDOT for a total reconstruction of Main Street starting in 2005. CSS experiments were used to test the validity and... more

Main Street: Northport, New York

Main Street: Northport, New York

Northport, NY

Northport, New York is a quaint small town. Its Main Street has angled parking, shopping, cafes, and walkable sidewalks along mixed-use historic buildings.

Main Street, Rochester

Rochester, NY (Started 1976, Completed 1989)

The primary motivation for redesigning Rochester's Main Street was to alleviate sidewalk congestion, which was negatively affecting area businesses and the quality of Main Street as a place to shop, walk, catch the bus, and work. The sidewalks... more

Main Streets: Greenville, South Carolina

Main Streets: Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, SC

Road diet, down to the basics brought back vital life.

Vancouver Retail Framework

Main Street Streetscape Project

The business owners adjacent to Main Street in downtown Vancouver have been struggling for a number of years and want to revitalize the area. Two issues that are consistently raised with the city are the condition of the streetscape and the one way... more

Improving the Mandela Parkway.

Mandela Parkway Corridor Improvement

Oakland, CA

Improve the Mandela Parkway.

Mannsdale Road, Mississippi Route 463

Jackson, MS

Mannsdale Road is located west of the city of Madison northwest of Jackson, Mississippi. The road is about 8 mi long and is currently two lanes wide. Land use varies significantly along the short project length. Light commercial is prevalent at... more

Marquette Interchange (Aerial)

Marquette Interchange Reconstruction Project

Milwaukee, WI

The Marquette Interchange Project was necessitated by the need to replace and modernize an existing four-level system interchange in downtown Milwaukee. Studies had shown that bridges and structures were deteriorating and needed to be repaired or... more

Maryland Route 108 map

Maryland Route 108

Olney, MD (Completed 1995)

Since the mid-1980's, land development around this suburban Baltimore highway has lead to drastic increases in traffic volume. Officials sought to maximize Route 108's capacity and relieve its congestion just as Maryland was developing their... more

Maryland Route 355

Maryland Route 355

Montgomery County, MD

Significant regional traffic growth and localized development has resulted in traffic increases along Route 355, a two-lane highway in rural and suburban Maryland. Completion of this mobility-enhancing project required a comprehensive approach... more

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