Precedents

View our video of the history of freeway removals and cut-and-cap projects by clicking here.

DALLAS: Klyde Warren Park (Woodall-Rodgers Expressway)

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(Source: Office of James Burnett, Architect)

HOUSTON: US-59

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(Source: HoustonFreeways.com)

Seattle: Freeway Park

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(Source: GreatBuildings.com)

Boston: Central Artery

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(Source: Emerald Necklace Conservancy)

Portland: Harbor Drive Freeway

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(Source: Reconnect Austin, Sinclair Black)

San Francisco: Embarcadero

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(Source: Reconnect Austin, Sinclair Black)

We are currently putting together all the research we’ve done on National Precedents and are planning to upload that information soon. If you’d like to bring one to our attention, please make a comment below. But for now we’ll leave you with a wonderful resource put together for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, which is currently under construction:

Seattle Urban Mobility Plan’s 6 Case Studies in Urban Freeway Removal

Also, if you’d like to read more about how, as urban freeways age, cities are moving to take them down before they fall down, there are two specific articles that we highly recommend:

From Freeways to Boulevards

How Concealing Urban Highways Can Create Parkland