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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

Canal Parkway, from Wiley Ford Bridge to MD 51

Canal Parkway, from Wiley Ford Bridge to MD 51

Cumberland, MD (Started 1989, Completed 2001)

Prior to this roadway project, severe traffic congestion occurred daily at the Virginia Avenue underpass (locally known as the "subway") of CSXT tracks and its intersection with MD 51. When this facility was blocked (by accidents or flooding) there... 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

Euclid Avenue - Lexington, Kentucky

Euclid Avenue - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY (Started 2000-04-28, Completed 2000-08-10)

Euclid Avenue is a minor urban arterial and is considered the northern boundary of the University of Kentucky campus. The project involved resurfacing and re-striping of an existing four-lane road into a three-lane roadway with bike lanes over a... more

I-96 at 36th Street: New Interchange

Grand Rapids, MI (Started 2005, Completed 2006)

The project will include constructing a new interchange on I-96 at 36th Street. Currently, the Kent County Road Commission is nearing completion of the extension of 36th Street. The interchange will tie into this extension. Upon completion, this new... more

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

Intersection: Honolulu, Hawaii

Intersection: Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI

Honolulu has many intersections that use landscaping features to help control pedestrian movements.

Little Rock Roundabout - Arkansas

Little Rock Roundabout - Arkansas

Little Rock, AR (Started 2000, Completed 2001)

With the widening of W. 36th Street residents were concerned about higher traffic speeds. Some residents wanted speed humps installed. At the time a signalized intersection at W. 36th and Romine was not justified on traffic counts. The roundabout was... more

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

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

Mid-block Crosswalks: Bellevue, WA

Mid-block Crosswalks: Bellevue, WA

Bellevue, WA

N.E. 8th St. is a busy five-lane transit corridor with staggered crossing islands at many transit stops.

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Sunset Area Revitalization Program

Renton, WA (Started 2012)

The Sunset Area Revitalization Program is a neighborhood redevelopment effort that coordinates four major elements: redevelopment of the Sunset Terrace public housing project, implementation of sub-regional stormwater control using low impact... more

Washington, D.C.: Connecticut and K

Washington, D.C.: Connecticut and K

Washington, DC

Perhaps America's top-performing intersection, 6-lane Connecticut intersecting with true boulevard ("K") street.



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