Gresham Smith’s John Eckler, Patrick Henry and Jon Storey to Present at ASHE National Conference
2019 American Society of Highway Engineers National Conference
Designing Like We Live: Bringing Town Branch Commons to Life
Presentation by Senior Transportation Engineer John Eckler, P.E., and Landscape Architect Patrick Henry, PLA, ASLA
Town Branch Commons, is a 3.2-mile long multimodal train, greenway and park system in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. When complete, the project will connect Lexington’s urban core with the Bluegrass countryside, improving connectivity, emphasizing placemaking and honoring the city’s natural history. During this session, attendees will learn how greenways and trail systems contribute to community vitality, as well as decision-making and design strategies from the Town Branch Commons project.
I-40 at Donelson Pike Interchange Access Request
Presentation by Senior Transportation Engineer Jon Storey, P.E., PTOE and TDOT’s Shaun Armstrong
At the request of the Nashville International Airport, the Tennessee Department of Transportation initiated a study on the modification of the Interstate 40/State Route 255 (Donelson Pike), Exit 216 interchange. The purpose of the proposed interchange modification is to improve traffic operations, eliminate queues from reaching the I-40 mainline and improve overall safety. Gresham Smith proposed a Diverging Diamond Interchange for the high-profile project, which was funded through the Tennessee 2017 IMPROVE highway funding act.
More information and a full conference schedule can be accessed online here.