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3500 South EIS, Redwood Road to 8400 West

(Started 2002-03, Completed 2007)

Purpose and Need Problems and needs identified by the entire project team, including community are best seen on the attached pdf.

The Purpose and Need statement was developed through a collaborative effort between local... more

Barracks Row

Barracks Row

Washington, DC (Started 2000, Completed 2004-01)

8th Street Barracks Row, a 3/4 mile, 6 block stretch between Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street SE, is one of the District's oldest commercial corridors. 8th Street's turn of the century buildings give the street charm and character, but over the... more

Bridgeport Way - University Place, Washington

Bridgeport Way - University Place, Washington

University Place, WA (Started 1998-05, Completed 2002-06)

Bridgeport Way is a major urban arterial and it could be considered as a "Main Street" of University Place. The project involved reconstruction of an existing five-lane road into a four-lane divided roadway over a distance of approximately 1.5... more

Burlington, Iowa: Revitalizing a Struggling Small Downtown

Burlington, IA (Started 1999, Completed 2006)

Burlington, Iowa, was a significant Midwestern river and rail transportation hub from the 1820s til the mid-twentieth century. Manufacturing remains an important component of the local economy, but sprawling suburban development has made it... more

Churton Downtown

Hillsborough, NC

The following charge was given to responding correspondents for the downtown study: A Downtown Traffic Demand Management and efficiency assessment to include looking at signalization (timing, synchronization and dedicated left turns), turn... more

Converting Highways into Streets and Avenues

West Hartford, CT

Increasingly, localities around the country are beginning to realize the importance of converting urban highways into streets, avenues, and boulevards. The initial focus has been on restoring downtown main streets. States leading this trend... more

Cutler-Orosi, California: Community-Based Transportation Planning

Orosi, CA (Started 2001)

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

New crosswalk at Front and Myrtle Streets

Downtown Boise Sidewalks Show Artistic Side

Boise, ID (Started 2003)

In spring 2003 the Downtown Boise Mobility Study began working on a comprehensive approach to transportation options in downtown Boise and for people traveling from, to and through the downtown area. Pedestrian enhancements were among the study's... more

Downtown Revitalization and Access Improvements, US-395 - Colville

Downtown Revitalization and Access Improvements, US-395 - Colville

Colville, WA

The mixture of significant freight and highway traffic on Main Street with its multiple traffic lights and slower speeds has created congestion, noise, and air quality concerns.

East Main Street Reconstruction

East Main Street Reconstruction

Westminster, MD

After more than a year of planning and design, the Maryland State Highway Administration's consultants completed their drawings for Westminster, Maryland's, East Main Street's revitalization. However, the administration and public balked at the plan... more

Edgewater Drive Before & After Re-Striping Results

College Park, FL (Started 2000, Completed 2001)

"The previous 4-lane configuration of Edgewater Drive [20,000 ADT] did not provide sufficient room for wider sidewalks, bicycle lanes, streetscape and other [neighborhood improvement plan] tasks. The [plan] identified that the only way to eventually... more

Recycled facade from old Childrenメs Facility will be used on the MCPARC Welcome Center.

Fairmont Gateway Connector: Fairmont, WV

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

Hayden, Colorado: Community Visioning Using 3D Scenario Planning Tools

Hayden, CO (Started 2004)

This case study examines ways to efficiently and quickly determine community preferences for balancing new growth and development in a small mountain town. Hayden is a rural town of 1,700 in the Yampa Valley of Colorado, 25 miles down State... more

Highway through Sdr. Sejerslev, Denmark

Highway through Sdr. Sejerslev, Denmark

Hojer (Started 1990)

"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."

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

I-96 BL (Grand River Avenue) Roadway Rehabilitation

Howell, MI

The project location was I-96BL (Grand River) from M-59 to Grand Oaks Drive in Genoa, Oceola, and Howell Townships and the City of Howell, Livingston County.

The project involved a milling and resurfacing, construction of a center... more

Intersection: La Mesa, California

Intersection: La Mesa, California

La Mesa, CA

Bulbouts were used to keep a compact main street form.

Intersection: Newport, Rhode Island

Intersection: Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, RI

At this large downtown intersection, medians and some median noses were used to make it more pedestrian friendly.

Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, FL (Started 1994, Completed 1998)

"Florida DOT, working with Lake Worth planners, conducted an experiment: using only paint, two principal downtown streets were significantly narrowed to two lanes with the third lane striped for parking. When accident rates fell by over 44 percent... more

Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Downtown Transportation Plan

Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Downtown Transportation Plan

Manzanita, OR

Thoughtful, community-based planning preserved the quiet charm of this small coastal town.

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