1. CENTER CUT
The highway is in a trench that divides a town center.
New terraces reconnect the upper and lower elevations.
Because of the depth of the original cut, a significant amount of new development is placed in the centers of the existing blocks without negatively affecting the historic character of the “main street.”
The highway becomes a parkway that slopes up to meet the town center road network and the church.
New development is captured in a location that is already urbanized and can be served by transit.
Highway infrastructure is reclaimed for green terraces.