Washington D.C. Suburban I66—Unique Compromise in Expressway Design

by John N. Hummel, (M.ASCE), Div. Chf. for Planning and Engrg.; Arlington County Dept. of Public Works, Arlington, Va. 22201-2676,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 12, Pg. 56-59

Document Type: Feature article


A controversial urban Interstate project with more than 40 years of history has reached the final stages of construction. Citizen participation in varying forms has led to the development of a unique facility using the latest in transportation technology and significant public amenities to fit into an urban residential environment. The process which led to this design shows that civic participation can exert positive influence on major public works projects.

Subject Headings: Suburbs | Highways and roads | History | Residential construction | Public buildings | Public transportation | Residential location | Infrastructure | Washington | United States

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