Project 1I-30/35 Interchange Reconstruction         Fort Worth, Texas                                     1
Project   Existing elevated freeway over Lancaster Avenue   Project       Reconstruction       Capacity and safety imp...
Initial Plan   Initial plan – west leg (early 1980s)       Widened elevated structure   Community reaction       Oppos...
Collaborative Approach   District Engineer saw advantage to proceed with collaborative    effort       Community leaders...
CSS Approach – Stakeholder Objectives   Objectives/concerns       Replace aging structure       Increase interchange ca...
ApproachInitial alternatives   Existing alignment       Elevated       At-grade       Depressed   New alignmentsPrefe...
Relocated I-30 West Leg                          7
Original InterchangeI-30/I-35W interchange looking south, 1958.Source: http://www.texasfreeway.com/dallas/historic/photos/...
Improved Ramps                 9
Lancaster Avenue   Completion       Freeway - 2000       Lancaster - 2008       Redevelopment - 2006+                 ...
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Case Study #1 for UTCM Report #08-14-03 "Making Mobility Improvements a Community Asset: Transportation Improvements Using Context-Sensitive Solutions"

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  • CTA = Chicago Transit Authority
  • Photos:Upper left: Architects rendering of concept for the reconfigured Lancaster Blvd. at the post office.Upper right: Newly created development site after relocation of freeway and Lancaster.Center right: Sidewalk along south side of reconstructed Lancaster Blvd.Lower right: New lofts building just east of former T&P Railroad HQ building which itself has been converted to lofts and fully leased before Lancaster reconstruction had been completed.
  • Project 1 i-30-35 interchange ft worth 092210

    1. 1. Project 1I-30/35 Interchange Reconstruction Fort Worth, Texas 1
    2. 2. Project Existing elevated freeway over Lancaster Avenue Project  Reconstruction  Capacity and safety improvements 2
    3. 3. Initial Plan Initial plan – west leg (early 1980s)  Widened elevated structure Community reaction  Opposition  Lawsuit (filed 1983)  Leadership interest to find better solution 3
    4. 4. Collaborative Approach District Engineer saw advantage to proceed with collaborative effort  Community leaders and stakeholders wanted I-30 improved  Problem was “how,” not “if” DE assembled “I-30 Working Group” 1985  Also wide range of stakeholders  Leaders  Residents  Businesses  Property owners Numerous workshops  Objectives  Concepts  Options  Evaluations Multi-disciplinary planning team 4
    5. 5. 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 5
    6. 6. ApproachInitial alternatives Existing alignment  Elevated  At-grade  Depressed New alignmentsPreferred alignment Late 1987 Visualization of preferred alternative (SDH&PT, FHWA, 1991) 6
    7. 7. Relocated I-30 West Leg 7
    8. 8. Original InterchangeI-30/I-35W interchange looking south, 1958.Source: http://www.texasfreeway.com/dallas/historic/photos/images/i35w_i30_fw_looking_s_july-1958.jpg 8
    9. 9. Improved Ramps 9
    10. 10. Lancaster Avenue Completion  Freeway - 2000  Lancaster - 2008  Redevelopment - 2006+ 10

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