Publisher: Federal Highway Administration
This resource documents the process of replacing the "S curve" of highway 131 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After the 1.2 mile long overpass was deemed irreparably damaged, an ambitious plan for replacing the major artery was developed, including creating shuttle buses during the construction period, bringing in archaeologists and tribal members to the construction site for preservation purposes, and including local schools in the design aesthetics. The details of the replacment process are thoroughly examined in this case study of how to replace a major artery in the heart of a city's downtown.
Related Components: Component 1: Strategic Direction
Related TPM Areas: General