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I-69 Scenic Corridor Management Study

(Completed 2004-10)

The study area encompassed approximately 47 miles of I-69 that passes through Branch and Calhoun counties. Landscapes within this corridor represent a variety of natural and built landscapes including active and fallow farmland, residential... more

Signs and flags warn hikers and pedestrians to stop and obtain guidance through the construction workzone.

Kanawha Trace Trail Accommodated During US35 Construction: Frazier’s Bottom, WV

The Kanawha Trace Trail was opened for use in October 1962. In 2007, construction of new US35 four-lane alignment threatened to temporarily impact the use of the Kanawha Trace Trail. A three-day event sponsored by the Tri-State Area Council, Boy... more

Lincoln City, Oregon: Taft Village Redevelopment Plan

(Started 1999, Completed 2000)

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

Moss Point, Mississippi: Rebuilding A Rural Community After Disaster

Moss Point, MS (Started 2006, Completed 2006)

This case study examines rebuilding a devastated rural community with interconnected transportation and land use goals. Highway 613, the local Main Street, and the bridge over the bayou to Interstate 10, were expanded in ways that helped speed... more

Retaining walls in Provo Canyon

Retaining walls in Provo Canyon

Retaining walls built in Provo Canyon

Route 50, Loudoun-Fauquier Counties - Virginia

Route 50, Loudoun-Fauquier Counties - Virginia

Lenah, VA (Started 1994, Completed 2004)

This project is a national demonstration project, funded under TEA-21 and VDOT's (Virginia Department of Transportation) Virginia Transportation Development Plan. The project is described as "Traffic Calming Measures for Route 50 in Loudoun and... more

State Route 68 - Arizona

State Route 68 - Arizona

(Started 2000-09, Completed 2002-12)

The project involved reconstruction and widening of a 13.5-mile of an existing two-lane road into a four-lane roadway. The State Route 68 project was built utilizing a design-build contracting method. Design-build is a relatively new approach to... more

The Northwest Vermont Planning Project: Changing Land Use to Effect Rural Highway Improvements

(Started 2004, Completed 2007)

This case study was spurred by a controversy over indirect and cumulative impacts of the proposed Chittenden County Circumferential Highway road project (known by most as “the Circ”). Based on more than 20 years of difficulty advancing plans for... more

US-23 Cheboygan: Drawbridge Rehabilitation

Cheboygan, MI (Started 2004-01, Completed 2004-06)

The US-23/State Street Bascule (drawbridge) is located in the city of Cheboygan in Cheboygan County.

The National Register listed bridge was completed in December of 1940 and was the last Bascule bridge built in Michigan before World... more

U.S. Route 62 Village of Hamburg

Hamburg, NY (Started 2007, Completed 2009)

The purpose of the project was to coordinate highway improvements and revitalization efforts in accordance with the Department’s Context Sensitive Solutions philosophy and Environmental Initiative. The intent is to incorporate the Village’s desire... more

Western Piedmont Region, North Carolina: Managing Highway Corridors and Guiding Development

Hickory, NC (Started 1990, Completed 2006)

This regional case study examines innovative and cost effective transportation investments that enhance a rural region's livability and preserve its cultural and environmental assets. The region's' two major highways, Interstate 40 and US Highway... more



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