Case Studies

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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

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

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

Bridge Retrofits, I-70 North

St. Louis, MO (Started 2001, Completed 2002)

MoDOT had recently completed 10 miles of urban I-70 interstate using a standard design palette that neighboring residents disliked. Particularly when compared to recent context sensitive solutions development and community input in the adjacent... more

Cobblestone Street Interpretive Park

Cobblestone Street Interpretive Park

Boonville, MO

As the Missouri Department of Transportation was planning the construction of a new bridge over the Missouri River, a cobblestone street, believed to be the first paved street west of St. Louis, was re-discovered in the town of Boonville. The... more

Demonbreun Viaduct Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN (Started 2004-07, Completed 2006-10)

The Demondreun Viaduct in downtown Nashville, TN was closed due to strutural deficiency. This closing restricted a roadway that served as a "backdoor" route to downtown Nashville and closed a transit landport as well as hampered traffic to many... more

Façades, Festivals, and Footpaths: Greenville, Kentucky’s Downtown Redevelopment

Greenville, KY (Started 2007)

Five years ago if you took a stroll down Main Street in Greenville, Kentucky on a Saturday night you would have likely walked on deteriorated sidewalks, peered into vacant storefronts with dilapidated façades, and felt enveloped by silence and... more

Highway through Mutzig, France

Highway through Mutzig, France


"Mutzig is one of the many beautiful towns in Alsace, and the conversion that was made of the main street in the 1980s lives up completely to the inherent charm of the town."

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Indianapolis, IN (Started 2000, Completed 2013-05)

Leaders in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, wanted to make it easier for people to visit the city’s cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn’t get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful... more

Mitigation and Enhancement, I-35W Access Project

Minneapolis, MN (Started 2002)

The purpose of creating a Mitigation and Enhancement Report was to document the findings of the Mitigation and Enhancement Subcommittee (M&E) of the I-35W Access Project Advisory Committee (PAC). The solutions documented in this report resulted... 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

SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project

SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project

Seattle to Bellevue, WA (Started 1999, Completed 2017)

SR 520 links densely populated cities and some of the largest employers in the state. The one-and-a-half-mile long, 42 year-old SR 520 Evergreen Point Bridge is very vulnerable to windstorms and earthquakes and needs to be replaced.

Vine Street Expressway (I-676)

Philadelphia, PA (Started 2002, Completed 2003)

The main goal of this project was the revitalization of the areas along the depressed portion of this urban highway. Project for Public Spaces (PPS) worked with the Center City District to make Vine Street, through its public spaces, a connector... more

Washington, D.C.: Pennsylvania Ave. and 9th Street

Washington, D.C.: Pennsylvania Ave. and 9th Street

Washington, DC

Washington, DC, has many good intersections, with tight lanes and exceptional attention to details. This one features turn lanes for buses, but is pedestrian friendly.

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