InfrastructureRECONNECTING NEIGHBORHOODS IN HARTFORDRETHINKING URBAN HIGHWAYS &                            at a Crossroads:
InfrastructureRECONNECTING NEIGHBORHOODS IN HARTFORDRETHINKING URBAN HIGHWAYS &                            at a Crossroads...
Rethinking Urban Highways…in New England•   New Haven’s Route 34•   Providence’s I - 195•   Boston’s Big Dig•   Somerville...
San Francisco: Embarcadero FreewayFreeway spur with modest traffic volumes becomes attractivesurface boulevard• Served as ...
Big Dig: Boston Central ArteryHigh-volume freeway serving economic heart of the regionbecomes surface boulevard and tunnel...
Seattle: Alaskan Way ViaductHighway viaduct replaced by tunnel, opening access tothe waterfront• Carries primarily through...
So what can welearn from these models?
#1 – All solutions are local
#2 – Intense local debate!• [IMAGE]
#3 – Broad support from a broad range     of constituencies
Rethinking Urban HighwaysThe Hartford I-84 Viaduct Case Study
Hartford :Prior to 1960
Hartford : Prior to 1960
Interstate 84 Plan TearsApart Urban Fabric
Construction 1965
Asylum         Sigourney   CapitolSisson
How the Study Got Started• Citizen group formed in response to 2006  ConnDOT Viaduct Study recommending in-  kind replacem...
Study Process• 3-Phase Technical Study• Public Meetings and  Events/Newsletters• Coordination with Other  City/Regional/St...
Study Goals and Assumptions• Consider urban design,  economic development and  transportation issues  associated with repl...
Relocated Rail Line                 I-84 East and WestFUTURE HIGHWAY SECTION                                              ...
Relocated Rail Line                              Roadway At-grade               I-84 East                  I-84 West and W...
Since StudyCompletion…Capitol Region Long RangeTransportation Plan Issued:Interstate 84 ViaductReplacement projectidentifi...
Since Study Completion…• Interstate 84 Value Pricing Pilot Study  Initiated• Interstate 84 Viaduct Environmental Impact  S...
Since Study Completion…• APA’s Planning Magazine – featured  article on the Viaduct Study• CNU New England – Viaduct Study...
InfrastructureRECONNECTING NEIGHBORHOODS IN HARTFORDRETHINKING URBAN HIGHWAYS &                            at a Crossroads:
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Rethinking Urban Highways

  1. 1. InfrastructureRECONNECTING NEIGHBORHOODS IN HARTFORDRETHINKING URBAN HIGHWAYS & at a Crossroads:
  2. 2. InfrastructureRECONNECTING NEIGHBORHOODS IN HARTFORDRETHINKING URBAN HIGHWAYS & at a Crossroads:Amy Kohn, AICPSenior Planner & AssociateGoody Clancyamy.kohn@goodyclancy.comJennifer Carrier, PEDirector of Transportation PlanningCapitol Region Council of Governmentjcarrier@crcog.orgDavid Spillane, AICP, RIBAPrincipal / Director of Planning and Urban DesignGoody Clancydavid.spillane@goodyclancy.com
  3. 3. Rethinking Urban Highways…in New England• New Haven’s Route 34• Providence’s I - 195• Boston’s Big Dig• Somerville MA’s McGrath Highway McGrath Highway Overpass Photo courtesy of ibbb-walkshop
  4. 4. San Francisco: Embarcadero FreewayFreeway spur with modest traffic volumes becomes attractivesurface boulevard• Served as a spur connecting to Bay Bridge• Created barrier between city and waterfront• Demolished in 1991 and replaced with an attractive surface boulevard• Freeway carried approximately 60,000 vehicles per day; replacement boulevard carries approximately 26,000 vehicles
  5. 5. Big Dig: Boston Central ArteryHigh-volume freeway serving economic heart of the regionbecomes surface boulevard and tunnel• Like I-84, carries regional through traffic and downtown traffic• I-93 viaduct was long seen as a barrier between downtown, the waterfront and neighborhoods• Approximately 190,000 vehicles per day before project• Project increased roadway capacity through tunnel and surface boulevard• Highway in tunnel; surface boulevard carries local traffic• More than 20-year construction period• Overall project cost $14.6 billion; state paid approximately $6 billion
  6. 6. Seattle: Alaskan Way ViaductHighway viaduct replaced by tunnel, opening access tothe waterfront• Carries primarily through traffic; does not provide local access• Creates physical barrier between city and waterfront• Approximately 100,000 vehicles per day• Current proposal: replace with a 4-lane bored tunnel that can accommodate 80,000- 85,000 vehicles per day for approximately $4.2 billion (state and local funds) and surface streets
  7. 7. So what can welearn from these models?
  8. 8. #1 – All solutions are local
  9. 9. #2 – Intense local debate!• [IMAGE]
  10. 10. #3 – Broad support from a broad range of constituencies
  11. 11. Rethinking Urban HighwaysThe Hartford I-84 Viaduct Case Study
  12. 12. Hartford :Prior to 1960
  13. 13. Hartford : Prior to 1960
  14. 14. Interstate 84 Plan TearsApart Urban Fabric
  15. 15. Construction 1965
  16. 16. Asylum Sigourney CapitolSisson
  17. 17. How the Study Got Started• Citizen group formed in response to 2006 ConnDOT Viaduct Study recommending in- kind replacement of structure• City of Hartford asks ConnDOT to engage in a planning process; ConnDOT agrees to participate and CRCOG agrees to manage study• ConnDOT advances short-term repair project• I-84 Viaduct study begins exploration of long-term options
  18. 18. Study Process• 3-Phase Technical Study• Public Meetings and Events/Newsletters• Coordination with Other City/Regional/State Initiatives
  19. 19. Study Goals and Assumptions• Consider urban design, economic development and transportation issues associated with replacement of the I-84 Viaduct in Hartford• Identify and evaluate a range of replacement alternatives; do not identify a preferred alternative• Foster public discussion and awareness of project issues• Establish a starting point for future ConnDOT studies
  20. 20. Relocated Rail Line I-84 East and WestFUTURE HIGHWAY SECTION Existing Rail Line I-84 East I-84 WestEXISTING HIGHWAY SECTION
  21. 21. Relocated Rail Line Roadway At-grade I-84 East I-84 West and West I-84 EastFUTURE HIGHWAY SECTION Existing Rail Line Viaduct Structure I-84 East I-84 WestEXISTING HIGHWAY SECTION
  22. 22. Since StudyCompletion…Capitol Region Long RangeTransportation Plan Issued:Interstate 84 ViaductReplacement projectidentified as an “UnfundedNeed”However…
  23. 23. Since Study Completion…• Interstate 84 Value Pricing Pilot Study Initiated• Interstate 84 Viaduct Environmental Impact Statement• Interstate 84 Management (Civil and Structural Engineering Support; Alternatives Development)• New Haven – Hartford – Springfield (NHHS) Rail Viaduct In Final Design• Alternatives Analysis Initiated for NHHS Rail Viaduct• Ctfastrak Construction Underway
  24. 24. Since Study Completion…• APA’s Planning Magazine – featured article on the Viaduct Study• CNU New England – Viaduct Study awarded a 2011 Urbansim Award• City of Hartford – Viaduct Study honored for innovative analysis of alternatives and advancement of One City, One Plan• The Hartford Preservation Alliance - Viaduct Study recognized for neighborhood revitalization aspects
  25. 25. InfrastructureRECONNECTING NEIGHBORHOODS IN HARTFORDRETHINKING URBAN HIGHWAYS & at a Crossroads:

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