RELIEVING CONGESTION : "CONTEXT" GUIDES ROADWAY WIDENING

Population growth and increased tourism have led the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority to begin a project to modify SR 408 in Florida to not only increase capacity, but also incorporate context-sensitive design principles. This article briefly describes the project, focusing on some of the functional modifications expected, such as widening the highway to five lanes in each direction, eliminating the entrance/exit weave patterning, and including electronic toll collection at mainline toll plazas. Some aesthetic improvements include the addition of tubes and towers to existing bridges to create the look of a cable-stayed bridge, adding landscaped center medians, and incorporating facades that maintain the architectural styling of the surrounding neighborhoods.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, R K
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM