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									Successful CSS Examples
   Texas and Beyond
         Brian Bochner
  Texas Transportation Institute




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I-30/I-35W Interchange Reconstruction
         Downtown Ft. Worth




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                                             Project
       Existing elevated freeway over Lancaster
       Avenue




       Project
            Reconstruction
            Capacity and safety improvements

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                                             Initial Plan
       Initial plan – west leg
            Widened elevated structure




       Community reaction
            Opposition
            Lawsuit
            Leadership interest to find better solution

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 CSS Approach – Stakeholder Objectives
       Objectives/concerns
            Replace aging structure
            Increase interchange capacity
            Increase safety
                 Merges, weaves
                 Design speed
                 Sight distances
            Improve aesthetics
                 Freeway
                 Barrier
            Historic preservation
            Permit T&P building revitalization
            Redevelopment
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                                             Approach

 Initial alternatives
      Existing alignment
           Elevated
           At-grade
           Depressed

      New alignments


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                       Relocated I-30 West Leg




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                                 Improved Ramps




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                                Lancaster Avenue




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 Examples – Interchange Reconstruction
“High Five” I-635/US 75 Interchange – Dallas/Richardson
“High Five” I-635/US 75 Interchange – Dallas/Richardson




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               Examples – Business Districts




             Downtown revitalization along state route, Tallahassee, FL
             Downtown revitalization along state route, Tallahassee, FL
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                                             Examples




           Former state highway route modified to support business district revitalization,
           Former state highway route modified to support business district revitalization,
           Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA
           Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA


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                                             Examples




     Former state highway route modified to support business district revitalization, Culver Blvd.,
     Former state highway route modified to support business district revitalization, Culver Blvd.,
     Culver City, California
     Culver City, California
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                                             Examples




             Business district intersection of arterial state highway routes, Towson, MD
             Business district intersection of arterial state highway routes, Towson, MD
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                                             Examples




 Hwy. A1A along beachfront, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 Hwy. A1A along beachfront, Ft. Lauderdale, FL




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                                             Examples




   Major collector street designed to create
   Major collector street designed to create
   business park environment next to
   business park environment next to
   residential, Lakeway Dr., College Station,
   residential, Lakeway Dr., College Station,
   Texas
   Texas




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                                             Examples




                  Minor arterial serving business district also serves residential access function,
                  Minor arterial serving business district also serves residential access function,
                  Hidalgo Street, Houston
                  Hidalgo Street, Houston



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             Examples – Specific Objectives




       Defined pavement, 300’R, and lateral visual constraints to control speeds on collector street,
       Defined pavement, 300’R, and lateral visual constraints to control speeds on collector street,
       Stephen F. Austin Blvd., Wyldwood, Texas
       Stephen F. Austin Blvd., Wyldwood, Texas

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                                             Examples




                                                        New York, NY
                Ped/bikeway adjacent to roadway


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                                             Examples




                   Collector street width reallocated to provide bike route, Pinellas, FL
                   Collector street width reallocated to provide bike route, Pinellas, FL




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                                             Examples




                                                 Using light to make infra-
                                                 Using light to make infra-
                                                 structure a visual asset
                                                 structure a visual asset




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                                             Examples




                Improving compatibility with bridge girder color, pier and abutment
                surfacing, landscaping




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                                             Examples




                                                                     Paris Pike, Kentucky.
                                                                     Features grass shoulders
                      Highway innovation with no design exceptions




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                                             Examples




 Minnesota DOT noise walls along arterial
 Minnesota DOT noise walls along arterial
 state highway next to residential area
 state highway next to residential area




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                                    Benefits of CSS
         Solves the right problems and needs
         CSS builds support from public and agencies
         Conserves environmental and community resources
         Facilitates and streamlines the process to NEPA
         compliance
         Can save time
              Shortens project development by gaining consensus early
              Reduces litigation and redesign
              Expedites permit approvals
         Can save money
              Shortens project development
              Reduces rework
              Facilitates approvals                CSS – The gold standard
                                                   CSS – The gold standard
                                                   for excellence
                                                   for excellence

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                                         Discussion




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                    For Additional Information


                      Brian Bochner
                      Texas Transportation Institute
                      (979) 458-3516
                      b-bochner@tamu.edu




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