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Longest roadway tunnels under North American airports


  The following list identifies the longest road tunnels in the North America that operate beneath airport infrastructure. Any additional, corrections, or suggestions are most welcome, particularly for those tunnels without data or of other locations not included. 3,696 feet … Continue reading

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When transportation becomes the destination


Now and then, a part of the transportation network becomes iconic in itself. In those cases, the infrastructure not only serves its intended purpose, but also becomes a focal point and source of community, regional, or even national pride, and … Continue reading

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Longest underwater highway tunnels


When it became apparent that a list of underwater highway tunnels by order of their length could not be found on the internet, I decided to put one together. The list is not comprehensive and meant to be a continuous … Continue reading

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PortMiami Tunnel to open in May


The twin-tube 4,200 foot long PortMiami Tunnel is scheduled to open to traffic in May of 2014. Under construction since 2010, the $1 billion public-private partnership project will extend Interstate 395 under the Government Cut shipping channel separating Watson Island and Dodge … Continue reading

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Louisville’s East End mega-bridge/tunnel project


Scheduled to open in 2016, the East End Bridge and Tunnel project will fill an existing gap in the Interstate 265 Beltway northeast of downtown Louisville and provide the first fixed Ohio River crossing (a 2,500 foot long cable-stayed bridge with a … Continue reading

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A dreaming planner’s “tunnel vision”


Recently I wrote  a post about the idea of developing an intermodal freight bypass of the Chicago railway bottleneck by developing container ports on both the Michigan and Wisconsin sides of Lake Michigan. That post received a lot of commentary, … Continue reading

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Improving walkability in winter


By now, nearly every urban planner should be familiar with the term walkability as well as its rationale and numerous community benefits. Despite this, there are times during the winter months when walkability can be anything but easy due to snow and particularly ice. … Continue reading

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Cities on straits and narrows


Back on April 9th I wrote about some of the unique planning issues that arise for cities built on an isthmus. In a subject near and dear to the hearts of Michiganders, today’s post identifies and discusses those urban areas that have developed along narrow … Continue reading

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