Urban Idea Lab

Basiliere Bridge Project

The PFC Ralph T. Basiliere Bridge is an iconic symbol of the city. The bridge crosses the Merrimack River in the center of Haverhill on Route 125. The new bridge design was developed through a robust public participation program with the design team working closely with the city, surrounding community, area stakeholders, residents, and MassDOT. […]

Allston Interchange Pedestrian Bridges

The Allston Interchange project, one of the largest projects in Massachusetts, will reconfigure a major segment of I-90 (the Mass. Turnpike) just west of downtown Boston and will open up a significant development area near Harvard University. As part of this project, UIL was tasked with the design of two pedestrian and bicyclist bridges that […]

25 Stations Accessibility Study

UIL led a multi-disciplinary team to address the challenge of providing accessible platforms to commuter rail trains at 25 stations in Massachusetts. The team included accessibility experts, railway engineers, construction and code experts, and historic preservation specialists.   These stations present significant design challenges due to track geometry, limited right-of-way, and physical constraints. The approach […]

Sullivan Station Peer Review

UIL was selected by the MBTA to evaluate and improve proposed roadway, bus, pedestrian, and bicycle circulation designs at Sullivan Square Station. These traffic improvements were developed as part of roadway upgrades for the Wynn Casino mitigation.   Working iteratively with numerous departments within the MBTA, UIL developed a plan that was acceptable to those […]

South Burlington Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge

UIL is the Bridge Architect for this pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-89 in South Burlington, Vermont. UIL worked closely with the community and stakeholder groups to develop a range of concepts emphasizing various themes. Elements from two of these concepts were combined into a final option which won unanimous approval from the City Council […]

Davis Path Footbridge

The Davis Path Footbridge and Davis Path provided an important connection in the Town’s pedestrian network as a safe north-south connection over the D-Branch MBTA tracks to Emerson Garden, the Library, Town Hall, Police Station, Pierce School, Brookline Village and neighborhoods to the west, and Boylston Street. The Davis Path Footbridge was deemed unsafe and […]

Rourke Bridge

Urban Idea Lab is serving as bridge architects and urban designers on a multi-disciplinary team for the replacement of the Rourke Bridge in Lowell, Massachusetts. The existing bridge was built in 1983 as a temporary structure and, carrying about 27,000 vehicles per day, is an essential transportation link over the Merrimack River for vehicles, pedestrians, […]